Patient Stories: Heart Health

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Patient Stories

Laura Chapman was diagnosed with aplastic anemia (AA), a bone marrow failure syndrome, where the bone marrow does not produce enough blood cells.

Lifesaving Care Helps Woman Recover from Rare Disease

Feb 25, 2020

“Dr. Patel is so energetic and positive. She explained in simple terms what was happening, and what she was going to do.”
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Casey holds her son, Felix, a day before her open heart surgery. (Courtesy: Casey Shannon)

Mom Gives Birth in Cardiac Operating Room, One Week Before Open Heart Surgery

Feb 24, 2020

“That was probably the hardest part, honestly, because Donald would call and say ‘Couldn't you come home?’ And I couldn't. I told him, ‘I’ve just got to make sure baby brother's okay.’”
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Evan Morris standing on a tennis court holding a racquet. (Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic)

Surgical Collaboration Benefits Skin Cancer Patient

Feb 14, 2020

“I’m so fortunate to live close enough to Cleveland Clinic to benefit from such an amazing, coordinated interdisciplinary institution. Everyone works in tandem, and the physicians are wonderfully talented and caring, each at the very pinnacle of their field.”
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