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.
At age 50 Nick had a second heart attack. The heart damage was so extensive, there was only one promising solution: a heart transplant.
George Vaughn never had heart trouble until a sudden onset of ventricular fibrillation threatened his life.
From the moment Patricia collapsed from a stroke, doctors began coordinating her transfer from Novato to the CPMC specialty stroke center.
Tyler was named starting quarterback of his high school football team. It was like a dream come true until the day he couldn’t catch his breath.
After having a minimally invasive valve replacement (TAVR) at CPMC, Dan Hogan was back to splitting wood on his ranch within weeks.
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