In 2007, Antisha Anderson was an outgoing, rising star in competitive track and field.
Heart Disease Stories
Traditional open heart surgery requires opening the chest through an 8 – 10 inch incision. But times have really changed.
Vernon has always been diligent about his yearly physical, but when his valve disease started to progress, doctors had to act fast.
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.