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Dennis [MA] woman saved by rare heart valve replacement

Cape Cod Times, October 8, 2017

Ann Bodio of Dennis knows she’s lucky to be alive after repeatedly going into cardiac arrest at Cape Cod Hospital.

But it was only after she woke up with a new aortic valve that the 71-year-old retired nurse learned of the remarkable chain of events that led to her survival, which involved a rare emergency catheterization — performed during chest compressions in the middle of the night — and technical advice offered over a phone, via FaceTime.

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