“I couldn’t eat a single meal without bellowing in agony.”

This month, we’ve been bringing you a variety of heart-related stories in recognition of American Heart Month.  Today’s blog shines a light on a lesser known heart and vascular condition called Mesenteric Artery Ischemia (MAI).  It can cause severe pain for those with this rare but treatable condition. Most common in adults over age 60, [Continue Reading]

Saving Her Valentine from a Deadly ‘WidowMaker’ Heart Attack

It’s a milestone that many couples dream of achieving: 50 years of marriage. “We met at Kansas State University and got married in 1965. Since then, we’ve had plenty of joyful times like the birth of our two sons and four beautiful grandchildren. But we’ve also faced things like a miscarriage, unemployment and cancer,” says [Continue Reading]

Roger Can’t Change His Past, but He’s Working to Change His Future

Roger White is a healthier man today than he was a year ago and he has an unlikely inspiration for his newfound wellbeing:  a massive heart attack that nearly killed him. “I felt the pressure in my chest and had shortness of breath.  I called my physician’s office on a weekend and they told me [Continue Reading]

From Healthy to Heart Failure at 37: Meghan’s Story

After a series of flights around the world, Meghan Stapleton was flying back to Houston and had only had six hours left on the plane. She was making her way home from a family trip to Australia and was about to surpass 30 hours of travel. After finishing a movie, Stapleton readjusted in her seat [Continue Reading]

Born with a Broken Heart

Today,  the beat of Hayes Yepes’s tiny heart sounds like music to his parents’ ears.  But that was not always the case. Parents Jeremy Yepes and Kortney Gant admittedly have experienced many anxiety-filled days since their son Hayes was born on Dec. 4, 2017. The couple learned something was wrong with their newborn shortly after [Continue Reading]

Milton’s Not Letting A Heart Attack Hold Him Back

Flying planes. Bungee jumping. Riding motorcycles. They’re just a part of the adventurous lifestyle Milton Santos has always led.  Then in July 2017, a severe heart attack  threatened to put an end to all of it. “I was cleaning the pool and started feeling strange; it was something I’d never felt before.  I told my [Continue Reading]