Most of you are aware, my mother in law, Doralice Rocha has undergone heart valve replacement surgery twice in her lifetime. The most recent occurrence was in 2000. In a routine, follow up examination with her cardiologist, they discovered a benign mass on her heart. They attempted to dissolve it with medication, but were unsuccessful. They are confident it is a blood clot and it needs to be removed.
Since she will undergo surgery to remove the mass, they will also replace her heart valve at the same time. The procedure is scheduled for Thursday, May 16th at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City.
I will keep this blog updated with her progress. Please keep Doralice and her care team in your thoughts and prayers.