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.
An electronic engineer by profession, Roger spent his life designing and fixing systems. But he needed help when it came to repairing his own heart.
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.
Looking at Ethan today, you wouldn’t know that he has endured three open-heart procedures.
Strawberry farmer says he feels better than ever after mechanical heart-valve replacement.
George Vaughn never had heart trouble until a sudden onset of ventricular fibrillation threatened his life.