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Norman Chose UPMC for Heart Valve Surgery ​​​

Norman Chose UPMC for Heart Valve Surgery

Norman, a World War II veteran and adventure lover for more than 90 years, needed a new heart valve. His doctors told him that — without a valve replacement — he would only have two more years to live, at most.

After a referral to the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, Norman underwent a minimally invasive bovine heart valve replacement. Now, he’s returned to performing in a band and playing poker with his wife, Marie.

Learn more about Norman’s choice to seek treatment at UPMC.

Learn more about Allison's story and her experience at the UPMC Department of Neurology

Allison’s Unexpected Rathke’s Cleft Cyst

Allison experienced persistent, frequent, and unexplained headaches during her senior year of high school. Her local doctors diagnosed her with a Rathke cleft cyst and recommended she travel from her hometown in Kentucky to Pittsburgh for a consult with the UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the UPMC Department of Neurosurgery among the top in the nation for neurosurgical and neurological care. Learn about Allison’s successful surgical technique—pioneered at UPMC.

Medical Mondays – Watch a Video on Newborn Medicine

Medical Mondays – Watch a Video on Newborn Medicine

This week’s Medical Monday video highlights the Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Bringing a baby into the world can be scary, but UPMC has the expertise and experience to help you during this journey. Each year, our NICU at Magee alone admits more than 1,800 babies – like Tristan.

Visit HealthBeat to watch Tristan’s NICU Medical Monday story and learn more about newborn medicine services at both the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Magee-Womens Hospital.

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