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defibrillator

Patient Story

‘It’s very scary to have this’

Corey Ledin Bristol felt short of breath. He never dreamed it could lead to a short life.

Patient Story

‘We had to help you’

When a retiree collapsed at the gym, two bystanders jumped in to help save him.

Patient Story

Haunted by the heart

Those of Dutch descent may have specific genetic associations to a heart disorder that can cause sudden death.

Patient Story

‘I have to make my days count’

LeAnn Ouwinga thought her heart troubles were over after childhood surgery. Decades later came serious complications.

Patient Story

Tyler’s new heart

When a 22-year-old needed a heart transplant, an implantable heart pump kept him alive until his second chance came through.

Patient Story

Pacemakers, defibrillators—what’s the difference?

For patients with weak heart muscles, implanted devices ensure the beat goes on.

Patient Story

‘I’m still here’

Perry Charleston had every reason to believe he would die in his 40s. Then he met Dr. Michael Dickinson.

Patient Story

‘I don’t want to miss out on anything’

Age 36, married and mother of two, Amy Reames was in a good place. And then her heart shut down.

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.

Patient Story

A fixer receives the fix of a lifetime

Heart valve replacement gives David Ten Brink a new lease on life.

Keeping the beat

The constant lub-dub of our heartbeat is something that many of us take for granted.

What does it mean to be big-hearted?

In medical terms, it can lead to chest pain and an abnormal heart rhythm, among other symptoms.