Getting a Second Chance at Life

How the minimally invasive MitraClip procedure helped Karen Kaunitz's battle with lung disease.

By Tracy Collins

The UF Health Approach

1 Martin Zenni, MD, Karen Kaunitz and Daniel Soffer, MD, look over Kaunitz's heart videos.

The MitraClip Procedure

“I guess I got to the point where there was really no decision to be made. It was either live or not live." said Karen Kaunitz about the MitraClip procedure.
“I wanted to share my story so others will know not to be scared,” Karen said. “If I would have known how different my life was going to be, I would have undergone this procedure a long time ago.”

Looking to the Future