Stories of Gratitude

Read the inspiring stories from the people who tell it best – patients.

Doug Limon: Angina

Doug participated in an MHIF study investigating stem cells to treat refractory angina and no longer has constant chest pain.

Marcus McCleery: Atrial Fibrillation

Diagnosed with chronic atrial fibrillation, Marcus’ life was transformed after undergoing a catheter ablation and eventually receiving a pacemaker.

Karla McGraw: Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Karla received the life-saving care she needed for her sudden cardiac arrest, thanks to MHIF-developed protocols Cool-It and Level One.

Anna Schu: Cardiac Valve

At 85, Anna was able to undergo a transcatheter aortic valve procedure, which is less risky than traditional open-heart surgery.

Peter Quimby: Cardiomyopathy

Peter Quimby: Cardiomyopathy

Instead of waiting for a heart transplant, Peter was able to receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant.

Curt Bolin: Vascular

When a rare vascular disease restricted blood flow to Curt’s leg, vascular experts successfully treated it and avoided amputation.

Dave Lee: Myocardial Infarction

After a heart attack, Dave found new hope through a special MHIF program designed to improve patients’ quality of life.

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