Tag Archives: heart disease

OSF Heart Surgery Patient Turns Volunteer

Ken Masuda of Chenoa, Ill., had a four vessel coronary artery bypass on October 31, 2013, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. Prior to his surgery, Ken was a healthy 74-year-old who exercised every day, and ran many Hawaii marathons between his early forties and mid-sixties. He had no prior history of heart issues, but […]

Revolutionary heart procedure gets central Illinois man back on the golf course

Gene Shurtz, 74, East Peoria, was the second central Illinois resident to undergo the innovative TAVR procedure at OSF HealthCare. Suffering from severe aortic stenosis, but not a candidate for open-heart surgery, Gene underwent the TAVR procedure, allowing him to see a day he never thought possible. Gene was an active East Peoria retiree who […]