Patty met with Dr. Costanzo yesterday for her routine appointment (at which Patty sold the doc a copy of my book). Patty is doing very well. Dr. Costanzo told us that updated results of the HeartNet study in which Patty participated have been so positive the FDA is encouraging further research. Patty's recovery from the procedure was far from pleasant, but it's nice to hear it may have been worth it.
Also, Patty's ICD/pacemaker is gradually running out of juice. When she hears the music coming from her chest (really)--most likely within three to nine months--it will need to be replaced.