Patient stories

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Connected care brings Ellsworth auctioneer back to full speed

Hines always tried to keep himself healthy - he doesn't smoke, doesn't drink and has hardly taken a sick day in his life. So when he learned he needed not one but two open heart surgeries to repair his heart valves and clean out a 90 percent blockage in one of his arteries, he was shocked.

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Home is where the heart is

Tests showed the diagnosis was correct and Taylor needed surgery. Taylor had surgery at United Hospital in late December and was discharged six days later. He then completed a 12-week cardiac rehabilitation program at River Falls Area Hospital.