Success Stories

Stories of cardiac care at Kaweah Delta Medical Center.

Noel Baker 

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 

The news from Noel Baker’s doctor wasn’t good, it was shocking. The 70-year-old Lindsay man was more tired than usual after work and so depleted of energy he couldn’t indulge in his favorite activity - walking with his wife. Click HERE to read more. 

Michael Ramirez

Triple-Bypass Open-Heart Surgery

Like most men, Michael Ramirez is not one to cry. But on that day in September 2011 when the doctor delivered the news there were definitely tears in his eyes.Click HERE to read more. 

David Mitre

Aortic Valve Repair

It's hard for 30-year-old David Mitre to believe it really happened. Less than a year ago, he struggled with shortness of breath, fatigue, and leg swelling - all signs of heart failure, but today he is playing with his kids. Click HERE to read more.

Barbara Wong

Coronary Artery Bypass

Barbara Wong is pinching herself these days. Last summer, the retired school teacher's plans suddenly changed from a trip to the East Coast to open-heart surgery. Today, she's happy to be alive and enjoying retirement. Click HERE to read more. 

Dennis McElhaney

People normally aren’t thankful for kidney stones, one of the most painful experiences a person can have in life. But Dennis McElhaney is thankful for the kidney stone that led to the discovery of four blocked arteries. Click HERE to read Dennis’ story.

Maria Falcon

Minimally Invasive Valve Replacement
Maria Falcon of Tipton knew she had a problem with a heart murmur, but was unaware of the life-threatening nature of its cause. Click HERE to read more.
 

Penny MacDonald

Cardiac Stent

Penny MacDonald of Visalia is full of life and would never shy from starting conversations with strangers. However, an unforeseeable event immediately changed her from vibrant to inactive. Click HERE to read more.