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Karen Faces Her Fears and Overcomes Heart Problems

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.

Cardiac care with heart

Karen had an aortic stenosis that kept getting worse. She didn’t want a major surgery, so she became interested in the TAVR research program at AHN, which would replace her faulty heart valves. Unfortunately, she wouldn’t be able to wait for that program – her damaged heart started causing internal bleeding.

She went to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment. She was scared she’d have a heart attack. But the doctors made her feel comfortable. They explained everything and were with her every step of the way.

Three blood transfusions later, and her team stopped the bleeding and she was able to move forward with the TAVR program. Now she’s back to making cookies and gardening, but she’s thankful that she put her trust in AHN.

Let us help you keep being you, like Karen 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.

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 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.

Wanda's Story

Care that keeps up with you

Wanda was a grandmother to 8 grandkids. Her life was so busy that she didn’t even realize that she had a massive heart attack until it was over.

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.

What makes us tick

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