They had to do open heart surgery on my friend. I believe he had something called an aortic aneurysm and it needed to be fixed immediately. The doctors did the surgery and my friend survived it. They had to replace something in his heart because the aneurysm destroyed it. He had to spend nearly a week in the hospital because it was a really serious surgery.
My friend made it home and he survived the ordeal. He slowed down on his drinking and quit smoking. The doctor told him he was in no condition to continue smoking and he finally listened. We hope my friend will live a long life now that he survived a heart attack and surgery. We thank God that the doctors were excellent surgeons and they knew what they were doing. Open heart surgery is nothing to joke about.
disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for NYU Cardiac and Vascular Institute, however, all the points and views are my own