Kato Celebrates Her 95th Birthday, Thanks To The MitraClip
Over the years, I have been fortunate to meet several extraordinary patients. One such patient is Kato Pomer from Los Angeles, California.
As you might recall from my first post about Kato, she suffered from severe mitral regurgitation that progressed incredibly quick. Considering her age and other factors, Kato’s only hope for treatment was the MitraClip transcatheter valve repair. Thankfully, the team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center — which included Dr. Karr, Dr. Trento and Dr. Shah — performed a MitraClip procedure. Kato was 92 years old at the time of the operation.
Today, Kato is celebrating her 95th birthday. Yeaahhhhh!!! Reflecting upon her procedure, Kato had the following message to share with her doctors, fellow patients and the FDA about the MitraClip.
For Kato, and her family, the MitraClip really has been a “Miracle Clip”.
Kato Pomer – MitraClip Patient
Happy Birthday Kato!!!
May you have many, many, many more!
Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.