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Patient Testimonials

Hear from our patients below. Click on their photo or name to read their story.

Melissa Story

Melissa

Condition: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

"I was by far the youngest woman in the yoga class, only in my 40s, while the others were mostly in their 70s. I had to leave the class because I was experiencing painful tingling in my arms while trying to do the poses that required me to keep my arms outstretched, making it impossible to continue."

 

Peyton Elzey

Peyton Elzey

Condition: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

“When Peyton was 12, she started experiencing tingling in her fingers and an uncomfortable sensation in her rib cage.”

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Nicole Palombo

Condition: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

“Although recovery was difficult, I was doing more things within a week after surgery than I had been able to do in a long time. Within two weeks after my second surgery, I was hiking for miles.”

Gina Hammer

Gina Hammer

Condition: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

"I am thrilled to have my life back and to be able to do pretty much everything I want to again. I truly don’t know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t met Dr. Lum and had this surgery.”

James Cromwell had a ventricular fibrillation.

James Cromwell

Condition: Ventricular Fibrillation

"I was sitting there having dinner and I just keeled over." James Cromwell talks about his experience with ventricular fibrillation.

Sue Hu found help for her Venous Ulcers at Johns Hopkins.

Sue Hu

Condition: Venous Ulcer

"I was diagnosed with a venous ulcer resulting from venous insufficiency."

Loyce Pickett

Loyce Pickett

Condition: High Cholesterol

"There was a pain under my shoulder blade that radiated into my back. Since I have a family history of heart attack, I thought for sure I was headed for one."

Kim Buahs

Kim Bauhs

Condition: Long QT Syndrome

"I was 46, feeling perfectly healthy and about to give a talk at a business meeting, when I fell to the floor in cardiac arrest."

Samuel Brown

Samuel Brown

Condition: Aortic Dissection

"At the local hospital, they told me I had high blood pressure and a blocked carotid artery. But it wasn't until I got to Johns Hopkins that I learned I had something even worse: dissection of my ascending aorta."

Bryan Knepper

Bryan Knepper

Condition: Aortic Aneurysm

"I was born with the heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot, which was surgically corrected when I was 3."

Larry Levy

Larry Levy

Condition: Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

"It's a very scary thing when you have to go into the emergency room with chest pains. You want people who are thinking on a higher level."

Albert McDonald

Albert McDonald

Condition: Heart Failure

"My surgeon, cardiologist and primary care doctor worked together on my follow up. I'm doing rehab three days a week, and am feeling terrific."

Elizabeth Westfall

Elizabeth Westfall

Condition:  Mitral Valve Proplapse

"For me, it was easier than having a baby. I had a short hospital stay, and the only healing was a small cut under my breast."