Stories of Gratitude

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

Karla McGraw: Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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

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

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

Dave Lee: Myocardial Infarction

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

Elnora Scheffler: Cardiac Valve

Elnora Scheffler: Cardiac Valve

When Elnora, 85, needed her aortic valve replaced, she was pleased she had new options through an MHIF clinical trial.

Essam Awad: Cardiac Valve

Essam Awad: Cardiac Valve

When Essam needed a new heart valve, he was pleased to be able to undergo a minimally-invasive, low-risk surgical procedure.

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