While pushing a child in a stroller, Carolyn’s heart suddenly stopped. Luckily, her story didn’t end there.
Heart Disease Survivor Stories
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.From Clinical Death to Restored Life
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.Benefits of a New Approach
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.ECMO Saves a Life
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 becomes available.Extending Life
Des Moines contractor Jose Rodriguez (with wife, Norma) "feels great" after valve surgery.Gentler Surgery Rebuilds Jose's Heart
Bill’s back pain was really a heart problem. A problem solved through an amazing wrist procedure.Wrist Procedure Gets Heart Patient Back On the Road