Hear from our patients below. Click on their photo or name to read their story.
"I was sitting there having dinner and I just keeled over." James Cromwell talks about his experience with ventricular fibrillation.
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"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."
"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."
"Fortunately, my Johns Hopkins heart surgeon was able to give me a biventricular pacemaker using minimally invasive robotic surgery."
"I was born with the heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot, which was surgically corrected when I was 3."
"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."
"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."
"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."