Married for over fifty one years, Charles and Lenora Sweeney are the first local couple to both have a TAVR heart procedure done in the same year at Freeman Health System of Joplin..
The TAVR operation is an option that does not require open heart surgery and allows for a much quicker recovery.
Lenora had her procedure done in June of 2019. Within a week, she reports being able to do most activities again. Charles had his procedure performed about six months later, also with a quick recovery.