Sunday, April 6, 2008

From Chip Bolman, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery

We are off and running.

We did our first surgery Saturday, a 25 year-old with an ASD, a congenital defect in the septum between the upper chambers of the heart. He did very well- extubated very early, came out of the ICU on day 1, and was surrounded by his family.
Today, we performed two more surgeries: an aortic valve replacement for post-endocarditis aortic insufficiency, and a mitral commissurotomy for rheumatic mitral stenosis in an adolescent. Both went very well. Read the full post.
Pictured: Ceeya and Chip Bolman


Melissa said...

I'm so proud of you two!!! I miss you both, you are truly wonderful people and an inspiration to all!

Anonymous said...

Hi Chip & everyone : ) You all should be so proud of what you are doing there. It is wonderful to see the smiling face of the first patient. It is great to keep tabs on how it all is going through this blog. May you all stay well and wish you lots of good luck! Ellen