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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CEO Returns to Work After Suffering Postpartum SCAD Heart Attack

Today, Andrea Iglesias has normal heart function with an ejection fraction of 60%.

Andrzej Wolinski is Back to Cooking After a Protected PCI Procedure

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

Father's Heart Fully Recovers from COVID-19

Upon arrival, physicians identified that Bobby Goines had myocarditis due to COVID-19 and was in cardiogenic shock with a severely reduced ejection fraction (below 10%).

Rob Dunbar is Back to Riding His Motorcycle and Enjoying Family

After eleven days of support, Rob’s condition improved. 

Anne Fowler is Back to Gardening

Anne remained on Impella® support for nearly three days until her heart function recovered and the pump was removed. 

Anesthesiologist Survives Cardiogenic Shock After Collapsing

Following a brief recovery period, Dr. Amos Szajner has returned to his active lifestyle.

Enjoying Flights Above Switzerland After Heart Attack

Because of the Impella® heart pump, Rolf Schnurrenberger is back at his favorite hobbies. 

Kumamoto Man Survives Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Thanks to the Impella® Heart Pump

After three days of support, Ryuji Nagai’s heart function recovered and Impella® was removed.

Grandfather’s Heart Recovers from Myocarditis

On June 17, Kimihiko went into cardiogenic shock and required immediate mechanical circulatory support.

Young Lawyer’s Heart Recovers from COVID-19 and Myocarditis

After three days of support, Chavez Adams’ heart recovered and Impella® was removed.

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