Battling fatigue and heart trouble, Tim DeGeest learned he had a rare genetic mutation—and he'd need a heart transplant to survive.
Though Katie Watkins looked healthy on the outside, her weak heart couldn’t sustain her much longer. Organ donation provided new life.
When a cardiac arrest knocked Mark Erickson off his bike, the perfect passerby saved his life.
In a classic Lassie-style move, Neil Tetzlaff’s Brittany spaniel sought help when her owner collapsed from cardiac arrest.
Corey Ledin Bristol felt short of breath. He never dreamed it could lead to a short life.
When a retiree collapsed at the gym, two bystanders jumped in to help save him.
Those of Dutch descent may have specific genetic associations to a heart disorder that can cause sudden death.
LeAnn Ouwinga thought her heart troubles were over after childhood surgery. Decades later came serious complications.
When a 22-year-old needed a heart transplant, an implantable heart pump kept him alive until his second chance came through.
For patients with weak heart muscles, implanted devices ensure the beat goes on.
Perry Charleston had every reason to believe he would die in his 40s. Then he met Dr. Michael Dickinson.
Age 36, married and mother of two, Amy Reames was in a good place. And then her heart shut down.