Heart Recovery Patients, Physicians and Hospital Staff Reunite at a Heart Recovery Reunion

  Hosted by Abiomed and Detroit Medical Center “These patients have stared death in face and won; they are my heroes.” – Theodore Schreiber, MD, president of DMC Heart Hospital. More than 50 heart failure and heart attack patients and their families gathered at Detroit Medical Center (DMC) in August to reunite with the cardiovascular […]

Patient Story: James “Craig” Carroll and the Impella® Heart Pump

James “Craig” Carroll, a Site Manager for Gray Construction, has been a heart patient since early adulthood. He received his first stent at the young age of 27 years. For the past four years, Craig has been in and out of the hospital for heart procedures and has received a total of 11 stents. Last […]

Patient Story: Vickie N. and the Impella® Heart Pump

A recent Dr. Oz The Good Life blog article tells the story of Vickie N. who thought she was healthy. Her diabetes was under control and she had lost 160 pounds. Her not so secret ‘secret’ was to follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. So Vickie thought nothing of the sore on her foot […]

Celebration of Life Events

“Celebration of Life” events are taking place at many hospitals across the country. Last week, celebrations were held at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, New York; Eastland Memorial Hospital, Eastland, Texas; and, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Weatherford, Texas. These events enable clinicians and staff to reconnect personally with patients. At the Orange Regional Medical Center, […]

Protected PCI Patient Story: Dan Eulate

Before his Protected PCI procedure, Dan Eulate could not walk to the mailbox or do daily household chores without breathing hard and feeling very out of breath. Dan knew something was wrong and was not surprised when his doctor, Dr. Alphonse Ambrosia of Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa Arizona, told him he needed another […]

Perspective from a Protected PCI Patient: Justin Redman

Prior to my cath procedure I was in a lot of pain due to the blockage in my heart. After having 20+ heart caths I knew that this one would be high risk. My previous cardiologists had warned that they weren’t interested in taking that sort of risk and recommended I just live with it, […]