Stories of Gratitude
Read the inspiring stories from the people who tell it best – patients.
After developing a rare aneurysm (an abnormal bulge) on one of his bypass grafts, Craig was excited to find Dr. Emmanouil Brilakis, who had the expertise needed to treat it.
Andrea feels younger and more energetic than ever after having an aortic valve replacement in the summer of 2020 through MHIF’s Valve Science Center.
Diane developed mitral stenosis, an obstruction of blood flow across the mitral valve from the left atrium to the left ventricle.
Despite having a diagnosis of heart failure, Ed feels good and said he’s able to live “a fairly unrestricted life.”
Shelly Schierts’ journey to finding the cause of her chest pain and unusual fatigue was anything but easy.
Through a research study, George received a transcatheter aortic heart valve, as his aortic stenosis had gotten progressively worse.
Jessica was 29 weeks pregnant when she learned she had a congenital bicuspid aortic valve and was in heart failure.
When a heart transplant was the only option left to save her life, Nancy received one though an MHIF study.
Shortly after giving birth, Kristen experienced spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a rare condition that can cause a heart attack.
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