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Meet Robert

Living with COPD and emphysema made it difficult for Robert to take a full breath. Simple tasks became complicated, and Robert was starting to feel like a spectator in his own life. With his health continuing to decline, doctors urged Robert to consider valve insertion surgery. The breakthrough procedure enabled him to not only get a deep breath but get back to being the kind of husband he wanted to be.


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