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Stories from people with heart disease

Hear directly from people who have been rejected for heart bypass, have a history of heart disease, who are being medically managed but are still having symptoms, or who had to seek out treatment for CAD.

 “I have no symptoms of any sort, no pain or ache.”

Back to his life after being rejected for heart bypass

Vincent shares his family history of heart disease and his own experience with bypass surgery and then coronary stenting. Twelve years after bypass surgery, when his bypass grafts began to fail, Vincent gained his momentum back with a minimally invasive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedure.

Even if you have a history of heart disease and other treatments, minimally invasive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may be the right treatment for you, thanks to recent advancements.

It is important that you talk with your doctor about which treatment is the right one for you and that you understand all of the risks and benefits.

Watch how Vincent got back to living the life he wanted after his bypass grafts began to fail.
Watch how pursuing therapy beyond medication helped Jake get back to living the life he wanted.
“I felt like I did 20 years ago, I couldn’t believe it.”

Back to his life after suffering even with medication

Jake suffered from chronic total occlusion (CTO), which made the vessels of his heart completely blocked. After open-heart surgery, and then medical management, Jake still had symptoms. After his minimally invasive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedure, Jake felt the relief that he had been looking for. If your doctor has prescribed medicine for your CAD and you are still not feeling like your best self, you may be eligible for a minimally invasive PCI procedure.

“I’m a new person, I got my heart back.”

Back to his life after looking for the right treatment—and the right doctor

Chan was diagnosed with chronic total occlusion (CTO), and had suffered two heart attacks. His physical activity became limited. After actively looking for a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) specialist and the right treatment, he was treated with PCI and got back to his normal life.

Even if you have other health conditions, you may still be eligible for a minimally invasive PCI thanks to recent advances. Talk to your cardiologist about the right treatment for you.

Watch how a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) referral helped Chan get back to living the life he wanted.
Watch how finding the right treatment helped Susie get back to living the life she wanted.
“There was a question of bypass, and I was very upset about it.”

Back to her life after suffering from complex blockage

When Susie’s coronary artery disease (CAD) symptoms started, she was worried about the possibility of open-heart surgery. By talking to her doctor, Susie’s treatment choices became greater than she thought. Susie and her doctor decided that she would be eligible for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). After her stent was implanted, she could do the things she used to.

Open-heart surgery may not always be the right procedure for everyone. It is important that you talk with your doctor about which treatment is the right one for you and that you understand all of the risks and benefits.

“I’m a new person, I got my heart back.”

Back to his life after chest and arm pain and a visit to the emergency room.

Richard suffered from a heart attack after experiencing tingling in his arm and chest pain. He went to the emergency room where they performed tests and referred him to a cardiologist. The cardiologist recommended PCI with a stent to be placed in his artery to open the blockage.

Because of some preexisting conditions, Richard was at a high risk for bleeding complications. The cardiologist recommended a SYNERGY Stent because it has a unique bioabsorbable coating that is designed to enable shortened dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in certain patients, as DAPT is a blood thinner needed after the procedure but can cause bleeding complications.

Watch how the SYNERGY stent allowed Richard to get back to playing with his grandkids again.

Resources and Support

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