Feeling run-down after the holidays isn't all that unusual. But when John Grundy, PhD, came to Tri-City Medical Center, ER physician Frank Mannix sensed something more serious.
John had experienced heart trouble in his youth. Now, at 46, his heart was again showing signs of distress. John was sent to Tri-City's Cardiac Catheterization Lab, where Cardiologist Kenneth Carr discovered a failing mitral valve that required surgery. The caring hands of Cardiac Surgeon Ted Folkerth skillfully replaced the valve in John's heart, and a month later, John was happy to be back working on his own breakthroughs. After all, some discoveries just can't wait.