Paul Sykes, 50, a Coral Gables resident, ran the New York City Marathon in November. Sykes underwent an aortic valve replacement at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and was able to return to training because of the minimally invasive procedure recommended by Dr. Joseph Lamelas, chief of cardiac surgery at Mount Sinai.
Paul Sykes, 50, a Coral Gables resident, ran the New York City Marathon in November. Sykes underwent an aortic valve replacement at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and was able to return to training because of the minimally invasive procedure recommended by Dr. Joseph Lamelas, chief of cardiac surgery at Mount Sinai.
Paul Sykes, 50, a Coral Gables resident, ran the New York City Marathon in November. Sykes underwent an aortic valve replacement at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and was able to return to training because of the minimally invasive procedure recommended by Dr. Joseph Lamelas, chief of cardiac surgery at Mount Sinai.

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