PATIENT STORY

It’s about a heartbeat

Life has new meaning for Mark Hansen after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest while on vacation in northern Michigan.

August 2, 2017 2

ATMs, coffee shops ideal spots for heart defibrillators

Having the devices easily accessible might save the lives of more cardiac arrest victims.

March 27, 2017 0

‘The very definition of a miracle’

Quick action by Peter Lombardo’s teachers saved the 17-year-old when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

December 9, 2016 9
PATIENT STORY

‘It’s not your time’

About 1 in 20 people survive sudden cardiac arrest at home. Amber Ciesielski, 32, survived—but she now faces a rare heart condition.

November 30, 2016 10
PATIENT STORY

Three men and a gym: Comeback stories

Heart trouble dealt knockout punches to three men who frequent the same gym. Each time, quick action saved lives.

June 18, 2016 1
PATIENT STORY

Life after death

Joey Hirl passed through death's door, then turned around. His doctor and family consider it nothing short of a miracle.

November 2, 2015 27
PATIENT STORY

‘His time is not finished on this earth’

Newlywed Mark Hagbom survives 'widow-maker' thanks to seamless transition from CPR to cath lab to open heart surgery.

October 21, 2015 3

Save a life! Learn CPR

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival outcomes.

July 26, 2015 0
PATIENT STORY

Nicole experiences the lifesaving benefit of heart research

No one would have suspected she had heart disease.

January 19, 2015 2