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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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.

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. 

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