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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New Mother Survives AFE With Help from Impella®

Today, Kayleigh has normal heart function and an ejection fraction of 60% and owns a private therapy practice in Downingtown, PA specializing in perinatal trauma.

Retired Army Veteran Enjoying Life Following His Protected PCI Procedure

Today, Earl and Wanda enjoy taking walks, shopping and planning multiple vacations. He’s also enjoying quality time with his grandchildren.

Mother of Three Survives COVID-19 Myocarditis

Today, Hillary’s ejection fraction is normal at 60% and she is grateful to resume her busy lifestyle with her husband and their three children.

Postman Returns to Work After Surviving Cardiac Arrest 

Today, Yoshitsugi continues to deliver mail on a route that includes the University Hospital Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine where he often stops to thank the medical staff who saved his life. 

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.

Retired Mathematical Statistician Recovers After Heart Attack

Today, John is back to his exercise routine and enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and granddaughter.

Manh Nguyen Resumes His Passion for Table Tennis Following a Protected PCI Procedure

Manh returned home from the hospital and his ejection fraction improved to 40% within a few months of his procedure.

Handyman Returns to His Passion After Surviving a Heart Attack

Today, Juan is enjoying life with his wife, Sandra, and three grandchildren. He looks forward to resuming his exercise routine and spending more time with his family.

Protected PCI With Impella® Heart Pump Offers Father of Three a New Lease on Life

Today, Kris’s ejection fraction has returned to normal (55%). He is thankful to be back at work and enjoying a healthier lifestyle with his wife and three children.

Navy Veteran Enjoying the Outdoors Following Protected PCI With Impella Procedure

Today, Walter enjoys repairing small engines, working on his lawn and enjoying time with his wife, Rita.

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