A Life After Death?
It has long been said that when it is your time to go; it’s your time to go. Yet, we know that when it comes to losing a loved one, each of us would give all that we have to get just five more minutes with them. Through a combination of modern medicine and major miracles, all the people featured here were able to postpone death and return home to their families. They were given their proverbial “five more minutes.” To be clear, most of the people featured on our Heart Stories page, have never died. However, it is safe to say that had they not undergone open heart surgery – they would have.
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Tim’s story is one of self-advocacy and determination. It is a testament that highlights the breakthroughs in modern medicine, and serves as a first hand account revealing how an inexpensive $99.00, 10-minute test, saved his life. Tim’s story details his struggle to understand and come to terms with his heart disease, while battling the health care providers he was forced to rely on to receive the care he needed. Tim did not…
Chris, as he likes to be called, comes from a family riddled with heart disease. His grandmother and grandfather on his mother’s side died at 42 and 41 respectively of heart attacks. His mother, who was diabetic and had lupus, passed away at the age of 53. He had two uncles who both died of heart attacks at early ages. So, it came as no surprise to Chris…
For years Howard had complained about chest pains. In 1991, on two separate occassions, he called paramedics to his work for what he thought at the time were heart attacks. The first time they came, they determined that he was having heart burn. As so often is the case, heart disease symptoms…
It was December 29th, 2016, Luke had what he describes as a “normal heavy workout in the gym,” at his apartment, went shopping and came home to make dinner for his son and himself. He experienced discomfort throughout the night. He was very restless and didn’t sleep in bed but rather remained in his Lazy Boy . The following morning
Rod had done it. He finally left his employer and got his own service truck. As a union plumber, it is something he had wanted to do for some time and he finally did it. Unfortunately, in July of 2017, while pulling a commode he began to feel dizzy. He started to sweat. Not feeling well he thought he might have food poisoning and went to an urgent care. They immediately sent him to the Emergency Room at Highline Hospital. Once at Highline it was determined that