In the middle of the night, Howard Grosswirth, an executive with the New York Yankees, arrived at the emergency department of St. Joseph’s Hospital-North complaining of severe chest pains. He was quickly diagnosed with an Aortic Dissection, a tear in the inner lining of the aorta, and was airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Howard underwent a complex, eight-hour open heart surgery, starting with a procedure to completely replace his ascending aorta with a hemashield vessel graft followed by an aortic valve replacement. In less than two months, Howard was back in the game thanks to the major league care provided at St. Joe’s.
St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation
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