St Mary's Medical Center

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.

Dominic's Story

Dr. Azzouz helped Dominic get back to the things he loves to do with his new and improved heart after being treated with Cardiomyopathy. Turns out they both have really good hearts.


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Dan's story

When Dan found out he had an aortic aneurysm he chose to have a minimally invasive, endovascular stent procedure, which allowed him a quicker recovery and was less painful than traditional open aortic aneurysm surgery.

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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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