Heart & Vascular

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Firefighter and paramedic Ricky Fetter stands beside Engine 7

Firefighter Finds Out He Needs Quintuple Bypass Surgery

Shortness of breath was the only symptom 49-year-old firefighter and paramedic, Ricky Fetter, was experiencing. When an EKG revealed that all five of his cardiac vessels were blocked, Ricky got the care he needed, just in the nick of time.

Abhishek Ray, MD and Eric Hess in the MRI room

Executive in the Right Place at the Right Time to Receive Lifesaving Stroke Care

When Eric Hess decided to head into work in spite of persistent, severe head and neck pain, he didn’t know his strong work ethic would ultimately save his life. Eric worked at UH Cleveland Medical Center, where he was quickly diagnosed and treated.

A senior man holds his chest in pain

Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

People often confuse heart attack and cardiac arrest. A heart attack can sometimes trigger sudden cardiac arrest, but most do not.

Limb Salvage Patient Maurice Edwards

Novel Council at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute Diverts Patients from Amputation

Maurice Edwards of Cleveland knew he might lose his leg to amputation, but thanks to a novel council at University Hospitals (UH) Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, he was spared that fate.

Trent with Dr. Martin Bocks at the annual Heart Walk in Cleveland

A Heart Warrior Living Life to the Fullest

They never expected to be a heart family, but Trent's parents are so grateful their son is living his life to the fullest, thanks to the Congenital Heart Collaborative at UH Rainbow.

Raheem Stanfield stands outside SoFi Stadium

Browns Player with Heart for Cardiac Patients Sends Survivor to Super Bowl

Raheem Stanfield had no idea going into cardiac arrest would be his ticket to the Super Bowl, but that’s exactly how his story unfolded.

A senior man holding his chest in pain

Heart Inflammation in the Age of COVID-19

COVID-19 is known to cause a variety of cardiovascular problems in some patients. Among them is inflammation of the heart muscle.

Emmett at eight months old, healthy and happy

Fetal Heart Intervention Corrects Heart Abnormality

After a heart abnormality was discovered in baby Emmett’s first ultrasound, fetal heart intervention was used to give him “the healthiest heart and best outlook possible.”

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