PATIENT STORY

A heart for the diamond

Surgery and a steely resolve helped Howie Glupker, 76, put his heart attack behind him and the softball field ahead.

September 8, 2017 9
PATIENT STORY

‘A year later—and here I am’

Nick Paradiso blamed allergies for his breathing troubles. A quick trip to the ER revealed something more concerning.

June 30, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘By the grace of God’

When little Mary Chittle's heart stopped, a team of doctors, nurses and prayer warriors joined forces to get it beating again.

June 2, 2017 23
PATIENT STORY

‘I’ve got to keep going’

With a love of hobos and an aversion to technology, Claud Wolff seemed the least likely guy to find solace in the high-tech MedNow.

December 9, 2016 0
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

Young at heart

After narrowly escaping death, heart transplant patient Fred Nelis will swim competitively in the Transplant Games.

June 10, 2016 0
PATIENT STORY

Robotic heart caths ‘simpler than … Xbox’

A robotic system used to deliver stents to blocked arteries benefits patients and cardiologists.

December 31, 2015 0
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
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Horticulturist and heart center hero

People and flowers blossom around volunteer Richard Lamberts.

August 29, 2015 2

No losing this Wait

Spectrum Health volunteer Dave Wait helps visitors find their way around the downtown campus.

June 15, 2015 4
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Have chest pain? ‘Wait and see’ won’t cut it

You can rationalize all you want when it comes to weird symptoms, but that stubbornness could kill you. Just ask Frank Stanley.

April 17, 2015 1
PATIENT STORY

Ron Avery’s 30-mile relay race

See how our coordinated regional heart attack care network springs into action.

January 21, 2015 0