Stories of cardiac care at Kaweah Delta Medical Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.