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Aletah Whitman outdoors by a fountain

ECPR Proves Lifesaving for 52-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Survivor

Swift mobilization of the extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) team at University Hospitals saved the life of a cardiac arrest patient.

Helen Bishop smiles during a checkup with Edward Jastrzemski, MD

Senior Treasures 30 Years with Her Primary Care Physician

Helen Bishop, 90, has spent a third of her life with the same primary care provider, building a relationship of respect and trust between doctor and patient.

Korey Loughry smiles outdoors

“Arrested” Four Times

A fifty-one-year-old patient writes a book to thank the interventional cardiologist and team who saved his life at UH Portage Medical Center.

Rosie Miklavcic, RN, MPH outside on a wintry day

An Oasis for Patients with FMD

UH Harrington Heart & Vascular draws patients from around the country for its expertise on fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), a rare vascular condition.

Stuart Smith on Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts

HCM Patient Returns to Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Just a few months after open-heart surgery, Stuart O. Smith, Jr., has his stamina and strength back – and is living his life to the fullest, doing the activities he loves.

Cecilia Zarobila celebrating her 102nd birthday

Coronary Bypass Surgery Patient Celebrates Her 102nd Birthday

Cecilia Zarobila of Cleveland celebrated her 102nd birthday with the UH physician and medical team who have helped keep her alive and well for so long.

Ron Russ poses outside

The Hero He Never Met

A 47-year-old man with pulmonary fibrosis is grateful to the hero he never met following a successful double-lung transplant at University Hospitals.

Wendy DiDomenico outside on a chilly day

Heart Test Finds Lung Mass

A Medina Country resident is doing well after the surgical removal of a lung tumor that was discovered during a coronary calcium score.

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