There are at least two wonderful heart surgery places in the Ft. Lauderdale area. There's a branch of the Cleveland Clinic and there's the Heart Institute. There may even be more. You're in a great area for talented heart surgeons. Best of luck. I was told last year that I would need surgery in about 5 years, but this year I was told "do it now." Keep your cardiologist appointments regularly for your own health and safety.
Teresia "Terry" Chase