St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center announces that it will have a “live” heart surgery with a “live” audience from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Jack Stephens Heart Center at the hospital. Dr. Fred Meadors will perform the surgery. The public is invited. Closed circuit TV viewing by the public will be at the Center for Health Education, 2 St. Vincent Circle.

The press is advised that it may interview the patient before the surgery, though not after.