Blindsided by a life-threatening diagnosis, a Central Michigan University student beats the odds and lives to receive a heart transplant.
Facing end-stage heart failure at age 19, Nick Jaenicke held on long enough to receive a donor heart—just like his brother and grandfather before him.
When Michael Travis suffered a sudden heart problem, quick action—and the instant availability of an AED unit—made all the difference.
A rare, eleventh-hour cardiac ablation procedure saves a retired firefighter’s life.
Two families connected by organ donation meet to honor the gift of a young man's heart, now living on in another.
When a retiree collapsed at the gym, two bystanders jumped in to help save him.
Scott Kovacs' heart beat a path toward almost certain death. With a new heart, he's now running toward his future.
On the road to a heart transplant, a doctor’s discovery set Mike Hensley, 57, on a new course.
When a 22-year-old needed a heart transplant, an implantable heart pump kept him alive until his second chance came through.
Perry Charleston had every reason to believe he would die in his 40s. Then he met Dr. Michael Dickinson.
'I had to walk away,' Mike Gruszka says. 'How can I ask them to give 100 percent when I can’t?'
In medical terms, it can lead to chest pain and an abnormal heart rhythm, among other symptoms.