Patient Stories


Each story is different, but all share a common message: heart recovery is possible. Learn more about the people who returned home with their native hearts.



Stories of Heart Recovery


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46-Year-Old Father Enjoying Time With His Family Thanks to Impella Heart Pump

Karunakar Reddy has made a full recovery, going for his morning walks, working in his garden and enjoying time with his family.

Indian Architect Recovers After Suffering a Heart Attack on Board a Flight

S. Sadashivam is back with his family and friends while continuing to lead major architectural design projects across India.

Tennis Player Back in Action After Suffering Major Heart Attack

Today Robin Kumar's heart function is back to normal. He's back to coaching tennis.

A Story of Courage and Persistence

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

Exercise Enthusiast Back To Full Strength Thanks to Impella® Heart Pump

Within a few weeks, Erin Herbert was back to her daily exercises. Today, she is as active as ever. 

80-Year-Old Japanese Man Back Running His Textile Business  

Today, the 80-year-old grandfather is back enjoying time with his family, going for walks with his wife, as well as running his successful business.

Detroit Wife and Mother Fast-Tracked to Heart Recovery

Today, Tammie Davis Keebaugh is back to her busy routine with an improved perspective on self-care. 

Retired State Trooper Returns to His Active Lifestyle After Receiving Impella Support

Today, Chris Decker is retired and he and his wife, Christine, enjoy traveling the world; they recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in Africa.

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.

Father Enjoying Life with His Family After Heart Attack

Today, Yossef Grasyani has normal heart function. His quality of life and health condition have improved. He is back home and spends time with his wife and his three children.

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