Patient Stories

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  • UC Health’s Arrhythmia Center Helps Heart Patients Stay Active

    Baron Youn, 58, of West Chester, had slipped into a gym hot tub to relax when the trouble with his ventricular tachycardia started sending his [...]

  • “Nursing His Soul”: A Transplant Nurse’s Journey

      By Amanda Nageleisen Amanda.Nageleisen@UCHealth.com David Waits had been a patient in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at University of Cincinnati Medical Center for [...]

  • Heart Patient Plus One Finds Second Home at UC Health

    Lesly Maytee Samayoa Solares was visiting a community clinic for severe vomiting, a symptom she thought was related to her pregnancy, when she learned something [...]

  • Hillsboro, Ohio, Man Receives New Heart

      David Waits, of Hillsboro, Ohio, no longer relies on a mechanical heart pump to keep him alive. Instead, he’s recovering after receiving a heart [...]

  • Kristene’s Story: From Cardiac Arrest to a Second Life

    Kristene Zwiebel’s clock started ticking when she felt pain in her chest in March 2013. A previous cardiac arrest in July 2012 likely had caused [...]

  • Persistence = Prevention

    Tom Watson is a semi-retired, engineer with GE Aircraft Engines. He enjoys playing golf, landscaping, and traveling. But all of this was brought to a [...]

  • Finding the Calm

    Sixty-year-old Robert Spell was visiting a friend at a nursing home when he started feeling ill. Robert said, “I felt a little nausea at first [...]

  • Jim's Story

    Jim Wasson is a 52-year-old process engineer. Like many men his age, Jim likes to grill, play with his grandkids and enjoy the great outdoors. [...]

  • Charles’s Story

    “I’m able to get out and do more than in the past.” For years, an implantable defibrillator monitored Charles Craddock’s heart rhythm and helped prevent [...]

  • Kenneth’s story

    Hiking the Appalachian Trail after an abdominal aortic aneurysm In 1965, Kenneth Bordwell started what would become a lifelong quest to hike the entire Appalachian [...]

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