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Patient travels from Guatemala for minimally invasive sutureless valve surgery

After 33 years as a police officer Jim Hupe has retired and now enjoys sailing around the Caribbean and building a house in Guatemala. Thanks to a minimally invasive heart valve replacement from Dr. Tom Molloy at Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular Jim is back to living his life after a short recovery time.


A Heartfelt Year

About a year ago, our family set out to make some heart-healthy diet changes. Based on diet changes recommended by Dr. Anabel Facemire, a cardiologist with Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular, we decided to give our kitchen a chance to improve our heart health.