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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Young Mother Is Grateful for Heart Recovery

Michelle Ramponi's determination and strong support team motivated her to overcome every obstacle and make a full recovery.

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

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

Following a Brief Recovery Period, Kusum Is Back at Home With Her Family

Following a brief recovery period, Kusum Sharma is back at home with her family. Her heart function has improved and she is back to her old routine.

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

Today, Gerry Henry’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.

American Ninja Warrior Competitor and Family Man Survives Cardiogenic Shock

Today, Morgan Wright’s heart function is normal (55-60%) and he has returned to work full-time. He enjoys spending time with his family, working out and helping others in his local community. 

Australian Husband and Father Back Enjoying an Active Lifestyle Following Protected PCI Procedure

66-year-old, with a history of heart problems, initially thought he was battling ulcer pain.

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.

Retired Preschool Teacher Thriving After Receiving Impella RP Flex Support

Today, Consuelo has returned to Ecuador and she feels better than she has in years. She’s enjoying retirement and spending time with her family.

New Mother Embracing Life After Surviving a Heart Attack

Today, Akashi is enjoying motherhood with her husband and young daughter.

59-Year-Old Finds a New Passion After Surviving Heart Attack

Today, Seishiro is back to living an active lifestyle after suffering a myocardial infarction.

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