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

Young Japanese Mom Enjoying Life After Surviving Heart Failure

Today, Mikako is enjoying being a mom, working at a local bank, and looking forward to attending a soccer match with her family.

Andrzej Wolinski is Back to Cooking After a Protected PCI Procedure

Following a brief recovery period, Andrzej's quality of life has improved.

Enjoying Life and Playing Tennis Thanks to Impella® Heart Pump

Today Francois is back to playing tennis and biking with his native heart. 

Enjoying flights above Switzerland after heart attack

Because of the Impella® heart pump, Rolf is back at his favorite hobbies cooking, playing organ and taking a flight in the simulator. 

Enjoying life in Berlin again thanks to the Impella heart pump.

Thanks to the Impella heart pump Franziska is enjoying life in Berlin again.

Impella® heart pump enables heart recovery in Lucerne  

Anneke shares her story how the Impella heart pump enables heart recovery.

A New Life

More than 20 years ago, Claire H. from Belgium was the first patient to use the Impella heart pump in 1999.


Loving Life

Erica G. is an active woman. After a holiday with her husband, she started to feel progressively unwell. To avoid a heart transplant, the Impella® heartpump was used. Read her story here.