Patient Stories


Recovering hearts. Saving lives.

How do those affected deal with their heart disease and how were they helped? Here you will find reports in which patients share their personal experiences.

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Case reports of experiences with heart disease

Enjoying Life and Playing Tennis Thanks to Impella® Heart Pump

Today, François Guillermain is back to playing tennis and riding his motorbike with his native heart.

Tennis Player Back in Action After Suffering Major Heart Attack

Today, Robin's heart function has returned to normal, allowing him to resume coaching tennis. In a remarkable turn of events, Robin took to the tennis court with a very special student - none other than Dr. Noaman, the physician who played a crucial role in saving his life.


Olga Takes off Again as a Fitness Trainer

In June 2022, Olga, who was 41 years old at the time, tested positive for COVID-19 and went into cardiogenic shock as a result.

A Story of Courage and Persistence

Today, Monika Röpkes can enjoy her life again. She is actively engaged in her profession, producing handmade garden chairs from natural materials and loves spending time with her husband and son.

Sydney Woman Celebrates 90th Birthday After Protected PCI Procedure With Impella® Heart Pump

Today, at the age of 90, Pamela is back with her family, enjoying her gardening and daily activities. 

Tokyo Businessman Recovers After a Close Call at Work

Today, the proud grandfather is back enjoying time with his family, as well as running his company.

Abiomed Patient Summit 2023

Patients first! On July 18 in Aachen, we brought our philosophy to life.

68-Year-Old Back Playing Golf and Tennis After Suffering a Heart Attack

Today, Gerry’s heart function is back to normal and he is back living an active life, running his business, playing sports and enjoying time with his friends.

Active Mother’s Heart Recovers With Impella

Just a couple of months later, Wendy resumed her active lifestyle playing golf, traveling and cherishing time with her family.