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Scripps Heart Patient Gets Rare Life-Saving Valve Surgery

Patient and interventional cardiologist featured in Del Mar Times

A surgical team works on a heart patient in the operating room.

Patient and interventional cardiologist featured in Del Mar Times

Del Mar resident Kimberly Trauth and Curtiss Stinis, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Scripps Clinic, were recently featured in the Del Mar Times discussing a rare life-saving heart valve replacement procedure that quickly improved her health.


Trauth was the first patient in San Diego County to undergo the procedure, known as Valve in MAC surgery.


Read the story in the Del Mar Times: Doctors perform rare heart surgery for first time on Del Mar patient