It's been a long wait for our patient Rita, but she is finally about to have her heart procedure. Rita's heart procedure was postponed after a blood clot was found, requiring a course of medication. But now her time has come, and surgeon Andrew Cochrane (pictured here with Rita and her husband Samuel at Run Melbourne on the weekend) will perform a mitral valvuloplasy and atrial appendectomy at MonashHeart in the morning. Rita, a school teacher and mother of seven, who has battled with the debilitating symptoms of her heart disease for years, is going to feel so much better once she recovers. Best wishes Rita!