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Four-Year-Old Pavel Smakovsky Undergoes Open-Heart Surgery

 | Published on 9/26/2011
Pavel's mother called Russian Gift of Life late this evening with the news that Pavel's operation, while very long, was successful. She is very relieved and grateful. Pavel is recovering in the intensive care unit at the Mayo Clinic tonight. Dr. Dearani of the Mayo Clinic performed the open-heart surgery. He was able to repair Pavel's valve without the need to replace it. His prognosis is very good.

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