Grandfather Enjoying Improved Quality of Life
Beginning in 1994, Bill Schrimpl (65), had a long history of cardiac conditions. For years, Bill was referred from hospital to hospital seeking treatment, receiving evaluations, diagnostic tests and stenting procedures. Bill even suffered a heart attack in 2008. Because of the tightness in his chest, Bill’s breathing was painful and restricted. This ultimately left him with no energy and a severely diminished quality of life.
Finally, in August 2016, Bill met Dr. Tony DeMartini, Interventional Cardiologist at Edward Hospital. With the support of the Impella CP® heart pump, Dr. DeMartini performed a Protected PCI to fix Bill’s occluded arteries. After the procedure, Bill immediately felt better – he could finally breathe again!
With an improved quality of life, Bill now rides his bicycle with his wife daily and enjoys each milestone with his two children and five grandchildren.