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Heart and Vascular Care Patient Stories

Let the people we’ve helped inspire you with stories of strength, healing and hope. Across our healthcare system, we've helped thousands. These are just a few. Know that wherever you are located, we have the expertise to help you.

Michael's story

Aortoiliac occlusive disease is more common in the elderly with an advanced atherosclerotic disease. Michael suffered as a young man and turned to Dr Univers and his team of experts at The Heart and Vascular Institute in Western Colorado at St Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction for help. This is his story.


Howard's story

Howard Cole loved working out and staying healthy. Still does, actually. That’s because he didn’t let his recurring Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) keep him down. Instead, he turned to the highly skilled team at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, CO. There, Howard received the highest level of heart care – including a customized treatment plan and an innovative procedure – that got him back to doing what he loves.


Louie's story

Staying active and enjoying the outdoors was important to Louie. But a heart attack during a run almost ended all that – and his life. The diagnosis: an enlarged heart with numerous blocked arteries.

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Mike's story

Mike, 39, was in the driver's seat on his way to the hospital when he had a heart attack. Thanks to incredible timing and dedication, now he's back to being Dad.

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