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Wanda Gets a New Heart

We’ve been a part of some great stories about real people with real heart problems getting the help they need and beating the odds. We’d like to share some of them with you - because every beautiful beat is #LivingProof.

Care that keeps up with you

Wanda is an active grandma. In 2014, she was a nurse’s aid and began feeling tired and out of breath at work. Her back began to hurt. So, she decided to go to the emergency room and they sent her home, thinking that these symptoms were caused by work. When the symptoms wouldn’t go away, she went back and that’s when they discovered that Wanda had just suffered a massive heart attack. All her arteries were blocked and she needed a heart transplant.

She got her new heart on Sunday, Oct 4th, 2015. By Wednesday, she felt ready to go home – her energy was back. That next month, her 8th grandchild was born. She thanks her AHN doctors for making it possible to meet her new grandchild and giving her the energy to chase around the other 7. 

Let us help you keep being you, like Wanda and get expert-level care from the cardiovascular team at AHN. Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment to learn more about AHN Cardiology services.

Jimmie's Story

The right call

Jimmie is a college football referee. At his yearly physical, he found out his heart was out of rhythm. He received the right treatment, at the right time, and now he’s back in the game.

Karen's Story

Cardiac care with heart

Karen had heart problems for years, but was afraid to have surgery. But when surgery became necessary, her doctors made her feel comfortable and in control.

Julie's Story

First-class cardiology care

Julie had her first heart attack at 24. When she had her first heart transplant, her body rejected it. Then she came to AHN and became our first ever re-transplant.

Paul's Story

Up and running again

Paul is 70 years old, retired, and an avid runner. When a blocked artery threatened to slow him down, he turned to AHN. We helped make sure he hasn’t lost a step.

What makes us tick

Learn more about the AHN Cardiovascular Institute