A 20-year-old North Carolina woman with a heart ailment recently became the country's youngest patient to have a novel and rarely done treatment at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Kristiana Rigney, a young woman, was released from the hospital last week after being treated for sinus tachycardia, a cardiac ailment that causes an abnormally fast heartbeat.
Her mother and her traveled to Kansas City in search of a hospital that could do the surgery.
Rigney has had the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors again in recent days, including a visit to the National World War I Museum and Memorial.
Rigney has had three hip operations since she was 14 years old, the most recent of which was three years ago, according to the news release.
She became out of breath throughout rehabilitation and was unable to walk on a treadmill or improve via physical therapy.