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open heart surgery

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‘It was urgent’

Jim Boismier wasn't especially worried when he underwent heart tests at a care campus near home. But then his doctor identified an obstructed artery.

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Miracle Marilyn

Perseverance played a lead role in a Michigan woman's recovery from a heart attack and COVID-19.

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‘It was incredible’

A groundbreaking aortic valve replacement procedure made one man's third heart surgery a whole new experience.

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‘I really have just kept on living’

A Dominican sister had a life-changing minimally invasive aortic valve replacement—and paved the way for others to do the same

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Mending a heart

Born with a complex heart defect, Andrew Christensen grew up wondering what kind of future awaited him. Thirty years later, he has plans.

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Stronger than ever

At age 5, a heart warrior bravely undergoes surgery for a rare congenital condition.

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Lightening a heavy load

After undergoing a rare double-surgery to eliminate a blockage and restore blood flow, Marvin Lafountain is eager to resume his old life—minus the smoking habit.

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‘They called us blue babies’

For one Michigan woman, a doctor's retirement brings back memories of miracles.

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‘So much easier than open heart surgery’

A second opinion led to a much less invasive fix for Janet Hanson.

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Haunted by the heart

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

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‘Do I need to call 911? Are you OK?’

Retired police officer Ike VanHorn reclaims his life with bypass surgery and cardiac rehab.

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‘It’s like a weight off my shoulders’

Pediatric palliative care team helps families navigate 'an incredibly confusing' medical world.