Heart & Vascular Care Success Stories

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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.

A Change of Heart

It started with a series of "niggles." This is how native New Zealander Kim Lohnes describes the irregular sensations she felt in her chest.

John's Mended Heart

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.

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