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The month of February is American Heart Month, an annual celebration that encourages Americans to join the battle against heart disease—the nation’s leading cause of death. Discover incredible survival stories and advanced treatment options that are occurring at UC Health.

A Busy P&G Executive Gets New Lease on Life

At the age of 45, Tonia Elrod was on the brink of death, even though she looked like a picture of health. Read on about how a busy P&G executive survived a massive heart attack and five cardiac arrests.

The Ultimate Gift: A New Heart

Doug celebrated more than just Thanksgiving with his daughter and granddaughter. He celebrated a new lease on life. Discover more about his heart transplant story.

Getting Back Into Rhythm After Transplant

During a visit to an ER after a car accident, a nurse noticed abnormal test results that changed Scott Taylor’s life. Discover Scott’s inspiring journey, as he received a new heart and kidney.

Cardiac Surgery Advancements

The advancement of cardiac surgery techniques has greatly impacted patient outcomes. When patients face complex conditions and diagnoses, it is important to be aware of treatment options. Learn what procedures are available to help treat different types of heart and blood vessel diseases.


Heart-Healthy Diet Tips

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease has been the number one killer in the United States for decades. The good news? Following a heart-healthy diet is one of the best weapons for fighting cardiovascular diseases and other heart conditions. Click to read easy-to-follow tips on how.

Heart Failure Facts

Heart failure does not mean the end of your heart. The heart is a muscle that pumps blood throughout your body. If you have heart failure, your body may not be receiving all the blood and oxygen it needs to function properly. Click to watch a video to discover the facts about heart failure along with groundbreaking treatments that are available today.

Rasheen’s Story – ‘I’m Living in My Hope’

A trip to the emergency room ended with a startling diagnosis: at the age of just 33, Rasheen had high blood pressure and diabetes, which caused him to develop heart failure and stage 4 kidney failure.

David Waits No More

Fifty-year-old David Waits knows what it’s like to lie in a hospital bed, day after day, waiting for a perfect heart donor match and a new chance at life. But on Feb. 2, 2016, he received a heart transplant at UC Medical Center.