Patient Stories

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Each story is different, but all share a common message: heart recovery is possible. Learn more about the people who returned home with their native hearts.

 

 

Stories of Heart Recovery

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Enjoying Life in Berlin Again Thanks to the Impella® Heart Pump

Franziska Blies recovered from myocarditis with the support of Impella heart pumps

After Being Turned Down for Surgery, John Fisher was Introduced to Protected PCI

John was turned down for surgery due to a low ejection fraction and multiple comorbidities. However, his cardiologist was determined that John was a candidate for a Protected PCI procedure with Impella®

Rosie Coleman Survives Post-Cardiotomy Cardiogenic Shock  

After three days on support, Rosie’s condition improved and the Impella heart pump was removed.

Naval Officer Survives Cardiac Arrest

While getting ready for work, Ramon Rinkin suddenly collapsed in his bathroom and went into cardiac arrest

Physicians and Impella® Help to Recover Father’s Heart in Japan

Tatsuya Hamano is now back to work and enjoys a healthier lifestyle with his family after recovering from cardiomyopathy

From COVID-19 to Heart Recovery, Kerri Bryles is Back to Being Herself

Kerri, a 45-year-old wife, mother, and pharmacist always led a healthy lifestyle but after four negative COVID-19 test results, Kerri tested positive

Mom of Two and Avid Tennis Player Recovers from Cardiomyopathy

Though Jentry Workman was considered for a heart transplant, her condition began to improve within a few days after the Impella® heart pump was implanted

Grandfather Enjoys Quality Time With His Family Following a Protected PCI Procedure

Because of his previous heart attack, Dr. Kaki felt that Bill Asper would benefit from the Protected PCI procedure with Impella®. 

Father Back with His Family After Collapsing on a Run

Israel Contreras was discharged home within two weeks with normal heart function

Anesthesiologist and Physician Enjoys Retirement After Protected PCI Procedure

Today, Dr. Jeff Morray is back to biking, golfing and working in his woodshop with his native heart

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