Heart & Vascular Institute > Cardiac Surgery Patient Stories Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share via Email Print this Page Featured Stories Combined Heart-Liver Transplantation: Kristine's Story Avid runner Kristine Stoehr started experiencing dangerous abnormal heart rhythms and was ultimately diagnosed with a rare condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C). Heart Transplant: Marion's Story Marion Bennett received a lifesaving heart transplant from Johns Hopkins Medicine. Aortic Dissection: Rodney's Story Rodney M. was airlifted to Johns Hopkins after experiencing sudden chest discomfort, leg numbness and excruciating pain. Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Sarann's Story Sarann Kraushaar started to experience some unfamiliar health issues, including feeling overwhelming exhaustion while doing her regular activities. Ventricular Fibrillation: James' Story After an irregular heart rhythm struck out of the blue, James Cromwell made a dramatic comeback. Dissection of the Aorta: Samuel's Story At the local hospital, they told me I had high blood pressure and a blocked carotid artery. It wasn’t until I got to Johns Hopkins that I learned I had something even worse: dissection of my ascending aorta. Aortic Aneurysm: Brian's Story I was born with the heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot, which was surgically corrected when I was 3. Then a few years ago, like about 15 percent of people born with this condition, I developed an aortic aneurysm.