At 43, Brad Smith thought the intense pain in his elbows was from a strenuous workout, but he was wrong. He was having a heart attack.
While pushing a child in a stroller, Carolyn’s heart suddenly stopped. Luckily, her story didn’t end there.
UI Heart and Vascular Center ECMO specialists help save a Marine with severe respiratory failure.
Cheri Amelon can attribute her survival of a cardiac arrest to her husband's CPR, the paramedics' ability to restart her stopped heart, and an innovative therapy at UI Health Care that kept her body functioning following the ordeal.
As a heart patient, Gaylord "Dave" Davis can assure you that today's approach to a heart catheterization is much improved from what he endured in past times.
ECMO allows sick or injured hearts or lungs the opportunity to rest and get better. In Jess Harris's case ECMO gave him the edge his heart needed to survive the implanting of a cardiac stent.
When Brian Kimm of Blairstown, Iowa, learned that he needed a heart transplant, he faced the
same dilemma that confronts many patients on the waiting list—staying alive until a donor heart
Des Moines contractor Jose Rodriguez (with wife, Norma) "feels great" after valve surgery.
Marilyn had a heart that would race out of control at times. But a procedure by a UI Heart and Vascular specialist ended her racing days.
Bill’s back pain was really a heart problem. A problem solved through an amazing wrist procedure.
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