Patient Stories

Saving A Heart That Has A Lot To Live For

The Rev. Joseph Whittel was tired after saying morning Mass. So he sat in his favorite chair to catch his breath. He woke up 45 minutes later surprised. At 73, he thought of himself as an energetic person, used to working long days as the pastor of three Connecticut parishes.

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Surviving Post-partum Cardiomyopathy

The day Cindi arrived home with her newborn twin boys, she was having trouble breathing and was so exhausted she could not walk and could barely speak. She was brought to the emergency department that night and was diagnosed with post-partum cardiomyopothy. Her heart condition was very serious and causing other vital organs to begin to fail. It was determined that she was in Cariogenic shock and only had minutes or hours to live.

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Surviving Coronary Artery Disease

One Friday morning during John Kunst’s typical workout routine, he wasn’t feeling like himself. “I work out every day and have been doing so for as long as I can remember. So, I have a sense of what feels right, and I just didn’t feel right that day,” John said. He felt short of breath and had what he describes as an unusual sharp pain across his chest.

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