Trent Viavattene Readies To Remedy Mitral Regurgitation

I wanted to shine our “Heart Valve Journals Spotlight” on Trent Viavattene, a mitral regurgitation patient from Plano, Texas.

So you know, Trent is preparing for mitral valve surgery to be performed next Monday by Dr. William Ryan. I could ramble on about Trent, his wife (Amanda) and his two boys (Riley and Jake). Instead, I’d encourage you to visit Trent’s journal and, perhaps, leave him an encouraging note at his guestbook.

Trent - Patient With Mitral Regurgitation In Texas
Trent, Riley & Jake

Personally, I was inspired to learn that Trent recently met up with Thomas Hunt, another patient from Texas, who just had mitral valve surgery with Dr. Gillinov at the Cleveland Clinic.

It’s amazing to hear how more and more patients from Heart Valve Journals are meeting in person — all around the country. You can read more about the meeting of Trent and Thomas by clicking here.

Patient Of Dr. William Ryan

My thoughts and prayers are with Trent for an uneventful surgery and a very smooth recovery.

Keep on tickin’ Trent!

Adam Pick
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  • Denise Kirchner

    Hi Adam, I think that\s great that Trent and Thomas were able to meet. I was at Cleveland Clinic going through my first day of out patient testing the day Trent was discharged. I messaged him in HVJ to try to meet, but we were not able to make the connection. It would have been so nice to meet one of my fellow HJV friends in person. My MV Repair surgery was on May 29th and I am back home and well on my way to recovery. I will be praying for Trent on Tuesday and wish him a successful surgery and recovery. Take care and keep on tickin!

    Denise Kirchner MV Repair 5/29/12

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