Stories of Gratitude
Read the inspiring stories from the people who tell it best – patients.
Born with multiple structural heart issues, Howard as an adult has benefitted from MHIF’s continued research into conditions like his.
Born with a bicuspid aortic valve, Andrew developed aortic stenosis and fully recovered his life after an aortic valve replacement.
Through an MHIF study, Bill received a bioprosthetic aortic valve made of animal tissue, which doesn’t require long-term medication use.
Through a clinical research study, John avoided a second open-heart surgery and underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure.
Doug participated in an MHIF study investigating stem cells to treat refractory angina and no longer has constant chest pain.
Diagnosed with chronic atrial fibrillation, Marcus’ life was transformed after undergoing a catheter ablation and eventually receiving a pacemaker.
Karla received the life-saving care she needed for her sudden cardiac arrest, thanks to MHIF-developed protocols Cool-It and Level One.
At 85, Anna was able to undergo a transcatheter aortic valve procedure, which is less risky than traditional open-heart surgery.
Instead of waiting for a heart transplant, Peter was able to receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant.
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