Tamarac husband and wife undergo same cutting-edge cardiology procedure

Tamarac husband and wife undergo same cutting-edge cardiology procedure

A Tamarac couple have given new meaning to togetherness.

In what their doctors called a rare occurrence, Herman Yellin, 95, and his wife, Gloria, 88, recently underwent a cutting-edge procedure to replace their aortic valves, without open-heart surgery, just months apart from each other.

Both are now feeling great, months after University of Miami doctors swapped out their ailing valves for new ones by delivering them through the femoral artery via a small incision in the leg.

Herman Yellin, who had the procedure first, in November 2013, is even back at the gym, his wife said. Gloria Yellin had her valve replaced in April, and just recently started to feel like herself again.

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