“It’s the most tremendous gift that I’ve received and I’ll always be grateful,” said Carol Kankoski of Salina.
Heart surgeon H. Todd Massey, M.D., performed the five-hour surgery Dec. 15. URMC’s Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation is the only comprehensive heart failure and transplant service in upstate New York.
“It’s wonderful to see a patient thrive after a transplant and we look forward to seeing Ms. Kankoski return to home to her family and normal routine,” said transplant cardiologist Eugene Storozynsky, M.D., Ph.D. He will closely monitor her recovery and heart function for the rest of her life.
“My prayers have been answered,” she said, thanking her family and friends who joined in the effort.
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