Episode 52

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Published on:

28th May 2024

Heart News: Aortic Aneurysm Research at Michigan Medicine and Heart Surgery in Zimbabwe

**The name of this podcast is changing on 6/4/24 to Open Heart Surgery with Boots.**

Researchers at Michigan Medicine developed a model for thoracic aortic aneurysms using bioengineered grafts, offering hope for heart patients like Boots. Additionally, Boots discusses the limited access to open heart surgery in Zimbabwe, where only nine surgeries were performed in the first quarter of 2024 (but hey... the surgery is free there). This highlights the need for increased awareness and support for heart patients globally. Stay tuned for more updates on heart surgery advancements and join the community of fellow heart patients on the upcoming rebranded podcast, "Open Heart Surgery with Boots."

Listen to Cody's story here.

Researchers create human aortic aneurysm model to | Newswise

In Zimbabwe, The Herald - Breaking news.

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Open Heart Surgery with Boots
A podcast for heart patients by a heart patient
Formerly called The Heart Chamber Podcast, Open Heart Surgery with Boots airs every Tuesday for conversations on open-heart surgery from the patient perspective. Boots Knighton explores the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual experiences of surgery with fellow heart patients and health care providers. This podcast aims to help patients feel less overwhelmed so you can get on with living your best life after surgery. You not only deserve to survive open-heart surgery, you deserve to THRIVE!
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