Micaela has always dreamed of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. Her fondest wish came true when she traveled to the Texas Heart Institute and CHI St. Luke’s Health in Houston, Texas in partnership with Make-a-Wish New Jersey. For an entire week, Micaela shadowed some of the world’s best in cardiothoracic science. Learn More
Aortic Valve Disease by Jaqueline Ferrufino
Jackie Ferrufino, a senior at St. John’s High School in Houston, works in the Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health and also helps THI with website content development and Heart Information Center updates. Inspired by a shadowing experience with a cardiologist, she created an educational video that provides a general overview of aortic valve disease to inspire others to learn more about valves.