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Patient's bid to say thanks 60 years on

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A woman who had pioneering life-saving heart surgery nearly 60 years ago wants to trace the family of her surgeon to pay tribute.

Susan Payne, 68, believes she was the first patient in Wales to have a hole in her heart repaired in May 1960.

Then aged 10, it involved being "frozen" to slow her heart. She was given a 50% survival chance, she said.

Ms Payne from Newbridge on Wye, Powys, said it would be "amazing" to find the family to say thanks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45520750

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A woman whose life was saved by pioneering surgery nearly 60 years ago has finally been able to say thank you.

Susan Payne met the daughter of the doctor who repaired a hole in her heart in May 1960.

She believes she was the first person to successfully undergo the procedure in Wales.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45600912

 

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