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 […]

Wall Street Journal Reports on Decline in Inappropriate Stent Procedures

A study, presented at the AHA conference this week, shows that inappropriate stent procedures are on a decline, after physicians and hospitals came under fire for overuse of unnecessary stents for patients who did not necessarily need them. The decline is likely a response to the appropriate use criteria, published in 2009 and updated […]