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Heart Patients Honored

French Hospital recently hosted its first reunion luncheon for “transcatheter aortic valve replacement” patients to honor and celebrate the patients who entrusted French with their hearts and their health, the hospital announced. The patients were reunited with the medical staff, nurses, volunteers, and caregivers that made their experiences successful.

French Hospital is the only hospital on the Central Coast that offers the minimally-invasive, life-saving procedure, which is for patients too high at risk for complications with open-heart surgery. The technique leads to faster recoveries and shorter hospital stays, according to French.

Some 28 patients attended the luncheon on Nov. 11, held at the Copeland Health Education Pavilion Auditorium, located at French Hospital on Johnson Avenue in SLO. In the photos patients and staff pose during the luncheon. Submitted photo

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