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pacemaker

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

Back from the brink

On the road to a heart transplant, a doctor’s discovery set Mike Hensley, 57, on a new course.

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

Pill-sized pacemaker: ‘It’s mind-boggling’

An 86-year-old man becomes the first to get the revolutionary new device in West Michigan.

Patient Story

‘Fortunate to be here’

Doug Barense's heart would only quiver after surgery—until a doctor's hands massaged a beat back into it.

Patient Story

Pacemakers, defibrillators—what’s the difference?

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

Patient Story

‘It was much better for me’

New cardiac imaging technology gets the job done faster, more comfortably and—best of all—with less radiation exposure.

Patient Story

Flying high at 91

Pilot Mary Creason didn't let a heart condition stop her 70-year flying career. She's back in the air, with a goal of landing in all 48 states in the continental U.S.

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

A fixer receives the fix of a lifetime

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

Do smartphones interfere with pacemakers?

Study finds risk, and users are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets.

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