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.
Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 2 years old, Carol has spent her life dealing with complications of the disease.
When Elizabeth Hobbie's heart stopped, her doctors sprang into action — ultimately saving her life.
Looking at Ethan today, you wouldn’t know that he has endured three open-heart procedures.
When Ed Stump had a heart attack, he had no place to live and no family support in the area after being discharged from the hospital.
George Vaughn never had heart trouble until a sudden onset of ventricular fibrillation threatened his life.