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Fifth Heart Patient Ready To Go Home

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Date: September 2, 2008

Fifth Heart Patient Ready To Go Home

Waikato Hospital's fifth recipient of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve
Implantation was 79-year-old Tokoroa man Graeme Gubb.

Mr Gubb, also known as Taff, has recovered extremely well from his
operation on Friday and is due to return home to Tokoroa later today.

A photo of Mr Gubb and Cardiac Care clinical nurse manager Sue Martin,
plus a sound bite from Mr Gubb post-surgery are available by visiting


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