Back in Rhythm
Michael Link, 70, can be found at a local YMCA doing his multi-hour workout regimen five days a week. AFIB previously prevented his activity for 8 years.
Heart patient Ernest Weltner, 65, is enjoying life with a normal heart rhythm for the first time in six years thanks to a new hybrid ablation procedure to treat chronic AFIB being performed by a team of heart specialists at TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center. He and his wife, Shirley, are thankful for the team and new nContact procedure that have brought normal life back to their home.
Spouses, Heart Survivors
The Rowland's have lots to celebrate in life, including their decades of marriage. Thanks to the heart team at TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center in Nashville, Tenn., they are now both heart survivors and still celebrating anniversaries and life events together. Ken and Italia underwent heart surgery within the same month.
A Mother's Heart
Paige Orlando, 24, and her husband, Jason, were excited to be expecting her first child. She never dreamt of having to undergo heart surgery to save her life and the life of her unborn child. Hear about the Orlando's experience at TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center in Nashville, Tenn., and meet Ethan, their son.
A Second Chance at Life
Heart Survivor Delmar Yarbro, 87, wasn't eligible for traditional heart surgery. He became the first patient to undergo the new Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure at TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center, in Nashville, Tenn. He was up and walking around the day after surgery, and home in three days. Today, he's feeling 'great.'
Listen to Your Heart
Brothers and Heart Survivors Albert and Randy Bilyeu know about the importance of seeking medical care at the first sign of heart attack symptoms. Within a nine-day window, both had life-saving heart surgery with the same heart surgeon at TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center, in Nashville, Tenn.
Specialty Heart Surgery, Personal Care
When Heart Survivor Pete Boehme and his wife, Mary, learned he would need heart surgery to fix an aneurysm, they were nervous about the procedure and the recovery. Mr. Boehme's heart surgeon and entire heart team at TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center in Nashville, Tenn., brought them peace of mind through every stage of the process.
A Sunday trip to the grocery store turned out to be a life-changing event for John Granger and his wife, Jutta, when he had a heart attack while driving them home. Thanks to mobile health technology, quick and courageous action by Jutta, and a team of heart specialists at TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center in Nashville, Tenn., John made a full neurological recovery and returned to normal activities.