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Eugenie's Story

93-year-old Eugenie Kaye is quite a character. As a young woman, she was a member of the Czech national swim team and qualified for the 1936 Berlin Olympics with the fastest time-only to be barred from competing by the Nazis because her swim club was a Jewish organization. She escaped Czechoslovakia just before Hitler occupied her country. Sadly, her family was not so fortunate. They all perished in Auschwitz.

Years later, Eugenie developed serious health problems due to her failing heart valve. She knew she wouldn't survive open heart surgery. Fortunately, she was accepted into the PARTNER trial being pioneered at NewYork-Presbyterian, where over 500 TAVR procedures have been performed since the trial’s inception-the most in America.

Eugenie is living a full and active life once again. She says, "I thank God for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the surgeon’s golden hands. Here I am in full bloom!"

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