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.
Looking at Ethan today, you wouldn’t know that he has endured three open-heart procedures.
After living with painful varicose veins for decades, Mark is now golfing all 18 holes thanks to a minimally invasive procedure.
Stanley Blumenfeld’s very generous support allowed Dr. Lin and his colleagues to purchase a new cardiac ultrasound machine.
After suffering a heart attack at 32, Tiffany Butler needed a complex procedure offered only at Mills-Peninsula and one other California hospital.
At age 50 Nick had a second heart attack. The heart damage was so extensive, there was only one promising solution: a heart transplant.