Restaurant owner William from Canada was born with discriminating taste buds, an appreciation of fine wines and unfortunately severe stenosis and regurgitation of his aortic valve. His condition did not slow him down, but upon hitting the age of 40, Foreman's cardiologist warned him that down the road he would need to have his Aortic valve replacement.
My name is William Collins and I am a citizen of Canada, where I stay with my wife, Robyn, and our son, Ethan. In 2010, I was diagnosed with severe stenosis and regurgitation in my aortic valve. Days later, I learned that both my aortic and pulmonary valves would be replaced during an open heart surgery. Like many patients, I immediately struggled with the stress, anxiety and fear of heart surgery.I was confused.