Happy 101st birthday to Laura Jordan!

For the lively, vivacious mom and grandmother, who has lived through the Great Depression, World War II, a man landing on the moon, and the widespread use of cars and electricity, it was cutting-edge cardiac surgery that gave her a new lease on life.

This past September 11th Mrs. Jordan had a valve replacement at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ. Not only that, she was able to have minimally-invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), performed in Deborah’s state-of-the-art hybrid operating room. Her surgeons and interventional cardiologists delivered and deployed the prosthetic aortic valve through a catheter advanced into the femoral artery in the groin. She was up and about shortly thereafter, and went home the next day. 

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Mrs. Jordan is one of the oldest patients in the country to have a TAVR procedure.

“It was amazing,” said her son Frank Jordan. 

Frank said that even at 100 years old mom was still quite active.

“She walks back and forth to the Shop-Rite and the bank.”