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Heart Care Patient Stories

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Jannie, heart attack survivor

Taking an art class her daughter teaches, the excitement of her son’s new house, spending time with her pride and joy, grandson Ian – Jannie almost missed these special times. The “gas pain” in her chest turned out to be something much worse…

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Greg, heart attack survivor

In the fall of 2016, Greg was juggling a job as an MRI technician at Johnston Memorial Hospital and transporting his three stepchildren to various sporting events, when he suffered his first heart attack…

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Lina, open heart surgery

Her doctors had been monitoring the blockage in her heart since she suffered a heart attack four years earlier at the at age of 44. Unlike her previous blockage, this one couldn’t be stented because of where it was located…

Read and watch the rest of Linda’s story here.

portrait photo: Vic smiling, leaning on walking stick

Vic, open heart surgery

Vic was determined not to let a family history of diabetes and heart disease catch up with him. He stayed ahead of it by cycling and hiking in the woods, but a calcium screening of his heart revealed he had several blockages…

Read and watch the rest of Vic’s story here.