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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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