Princeton Woman Receives Newly Released Version Of A Heart Valve


PRINCETON, WV (WOAY)- A dream came true for one Princeton, West Virginia woman as she received a new version of the heart valve.


Carrie Hughes of Princeton, was the first person in the nation to receive a new version of heart valve according to The Bluefield Daily Telegraph.


The valve surgery was performed at The Cleveland Clinic located in Ohio in January, but there was a series of maladies.


After recovering, Hughes told the newspaper that she is back to work and dealing with her family routines and is counting her blessings everyday.




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