William "Bill" Schrimpl

After a long history of cardiac conditions that caused painful breathing and chest pain, Bill Schrimpl received a Protected PCI treatment the Impella CP® to treat his occluded arteries.

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.

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