Ana Gonzalez’s Journey to Heart Recovery: From Heart Failure to Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

My name is Ana Gonzalez, I am 29 years old and I am a pre-kindergarten teacher. One afternoon, I was enjoying lunch with my cousin when I began experiencing an anaphylactic reaction. My cousin drove me to a hospital in Douglas, AZ where I collapsed in the emergency room. The medical staff determined I needed […]

Jim Young’s Journey to Heart Recovery: Family Man Survives Heart Attack

My name is Jim Young, and I was 72 years old when I suffered a heart attack while driving a freight truck to work. Although I don’t remember, I was told my truck veered off the road. Fortunately, a retired doctor saw the accident and began performing CPR while waiting for EMTs to arrive and […]

Devan Smith’s Journey: From COVID-19 and Myocarditis to Heart Recovery

My name is Devan Smith and I live in Philadelphia. In May 2020, I began feeling flu-like symptoms while at work. Concerned that I may have contracted COVID-19, I went to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Derby, PA, to be evaluated. After receiving my test, I returned home with instructions to self-quarantine. When I began having […]

Rogelio Landin’s Journey to Heart Recovery: Learn how Rogelio’s Protected PCI Procedure Gave Him the Option of Heart Recovery

My name is Rogelio Landin and, at age 59, I began experiencing pain in my leg. Since I had a history of heart disease, I scheduled a routine appointment with my cardiologist. During this time, I was working full-time as president of an equity resource education company and, other than the discomfort in my leg, […]

Jay Sanchez’s Journey to Heart Recovery: From Cardiogenic Shock to Proud Father

My name is Joe (Jay) Sanchez and I am from Santa Fe, NM. I have worked with the New Mexico National Guard for 30 years and I am a single father of one daughter, Emily, who turned eight in March. After attending spin class on April 14, 2016, I knew something didn’t feel right. I […]

Jim Hoag’s Journey to Heart Recovery: Learn How a Protected PCI Procedure Improved His Ejection Fraction

My name is Jim Hoag and I’m 71 years old. I’m a retired truck driver from Grand Rapids, MI. My wife and I have been married for 43 years and we have four kids and seven grandkids. I had open-heart surgery after suffering a severe heart attack on Thanksgiving weekend in 1993. Five bypasses later, […]