Vernon has always been diligent about his yearly physical, but when his valve disease started to progress, doctors had to act fast.
Heart Disease Stories
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.
It started with a series of "niggles." This is how native New Zealander Kim Lohnes describes the irregular sensations she felt in her chest.
On a hot summer day in 2010, John was rushed to the emergency room at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in San Clemente. Within seconds, doctors and nurses set him up with tests, IVs and x-rays and determined he had suffered a heart attack.
A community seminar about the benefits of robot-assisted surgery at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center piqued Ron Walker’s interest.