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Mitral Valve Replacement and Overcoming ALCAPA: the quest to never waste a second
Episode 534th June 2024 • Open Heart Surgery with Boots • Boots Knighton
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At seven weeks old, Emily Falcon had a heart attack and was diagnosed with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA). This led to two open-heart surgeries, one at age six and another at age thirty-five. She loves travel and animals, both of which have helped her get through difficult times. While living a constrained life, Emily has sought out adventures whenever she can, such as trekking up volcanoes to observe mountain gorillas in Uganda, volunteering with cheetahs and baboons in Namibia, playing with wolves at the Arctic Circle, and eating with orangutans in Singapore. She is now an athlete who participates in a weekly run club and runs in 5K races throughout the year. She hopes to inspire others who have health limitations to never waste a moment and not let life pass them by. Emily Falcon lives in Massachusetts. She can be emailed at



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