Alice Santos had been feeling tired for a while. Then, one day at work she was having so much trouble breathing that somebody had to call 9-1-1. She needed heart surgery, but she had already had one heart surgery and didn't want to have another one. Only when Dr. Andrea Natale reassured her that everything would be OK did she feel like she could go with the operation. Santos' success was made possible, in part, because of philanthropists like Maurice Kanbar, for whom the cardiac center is named.
After suffering a massive heart attack, Earl Lovell received a life-saving heart transplant at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.
Strawberry farmer says he feels better than ever after mechanical heart-valve replacement.
Abby was known as 'angry baby' until her parents saw something wasn't right. Thanks to Sutter's pediatric specialists, Abby is happy and thriving.
At age 88, William Ayres' atrial fibrillation was uncontrolled until he underwent the Totally Thorascopic Maze (TT Maze) Procedure.
Keira was still in the womb when doctors discovered she had a heart defect. After birth, doctors at Sutter Health repaired the newborn's tiny heart.