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Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Monroeville man with big heart becomes Forbes Regional milestone patient

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Ricky Mauk's heart literally beat out of his chest.

Mauk had his first heart surgery 15 years ago, a procedure that required doctors to remove a rib. After that, his heart began pushing through the opening in his ribcage.

"When I touched my chest, it would nauseate me," he said.

Mauk, 55, of New Florence in Westmoreland County, on Dec. 16, became the 500th patient to undergo open-heart surgery at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.

Read about it in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

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