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The Body Show: Replacing Heart Valves

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Did you know that heart valves can be replaced without having open heart surgery? A revolutionary procedure, done here in the islands, has been proven to save lives. On this edition of The Body Show, hear more about how this procedure, and how it can replace the aortic valve without ever needing to open up the chest.

In 1999, Dr. Kozak came to Straub Clinic and Hospital where she currently works as an internist specializing in preventative health, travel medicine, women's health and wellness. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and did her residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr Kozak has also spent time in medical clinics in Australia, Peru, Zimbabwe, India, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia. She studies Cambodian language and sponsored the Kozak Ohana School in Kompong Thom, Cambodia. A woman of varied talents, she is a member of the Oahu Civic Orchestra since 2000 and studies voice.
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