Heart Disease Stories for Orange Coast Memorial

Charting a New Course in Cardiac Health

Long QT syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that may cause fast, erratic heartbeats. These irregular heartbeats may trigger a fainting spell or seizure, or in some cases, even sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Jenny, Chris and Barb Bobier all carry the Long QT gene and share how the S-ICD System has helped their family stay protected from SCA.

Mitral Valve Surgery

Michael Walo was on vacation when he had difficulty breathing. He was admitted to the hospital, where he received unsettling news that he needed heart surgery.

Back To Life: A Heart Patient's Story

After recently undergoing open-heart surgery, I found it difficult getting motivated to do much of anything. I needed help in overcoming the natural tendency to avoid stressing my heart. I needed help getting back to being active and in shape. Orange Coast Memorial to the rescue!