Rosalind New Jersey Jazz Singer's Dream Comes True this Mother's Day

Dr. Frederic Sardari, Vice Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery and team performed a complex 7-hour open heart surgery to replace the torn section of her aorta. Three weeks later she left the hospital with a new lease on life.

In 2020, Rosalind was singing regularly at local night clubs, and private events, until she became very ill, very suddenly and quickly arrived at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s Emergency Department.

The emergency medicine team did a CT scan and found a life-threatening tear in Rosalind’s aorta, an aortic dissection in the main artery of the heart that carries oxygen from your heart to the rest of your body. Without emergency open heart surgery she only had a few days, perhaps even hours, to live.

Dr. Frederic Sardari, Vice Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery and team performed a complex 7-hour open heart surgery to replace the torn section of her aorta. Three weeks later she left the hospital with a new lease on life.

Enjoy listening to Rosalind sing and talk about getting back on stage.

Whoever your heart beats for, our hearts beat for you. To connect with a top cardiovascular specialist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, call 888-724-7123 or visit Heart and Vascular Care.