Brian had what he thought was standard heartburn for several months, but further tests revealed his four main coronary arteries were significantly blocked. He required a quadruple bypass surgery.
John never thought he would experience a life-threatening tear in his heart just before his daughter's wedding. It began with extreme tightness and intense pain.
At just 37 years old, a heart attack was the last thing on Christine's mind. Even though she hoped the feeling would pass, she made a life-saving decision to call 9-11.
Carmela noticed she was having a little trouble breathing and some pain in her chest. Further testing confirmed that she was a good candidate for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR.
Rachel had been experiencing dizziness, fatigue and increasing shortness of breath from daily activities. A heart tumor in a rare location at age 38 was something she had never before considered.
The morning Joe Frattaroli woke up with pain in his chest was one he’d never forget. Read more about Joe’s rare heart condition and lifesaving story.
Billy Kopec had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure at age 30.
At 86, Gordon Johnson was still very active, swimming 1/4 mile every day. Watch the video to find out what he learned after he arranged for a stress test.
Ask Dawn Brusco about her experience at Stamford Health's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, and she is only too happy to talk about how it changed her life.
Read more stories of patients who had success at Stamford Health's Heart & Vascular Institute