Patient Stories

Lynda Degeyter: A Heart of Gold

After a suspicious diagnosis, we restored her heart of gold.

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Brent Landrum: Congestive Heart Failure Survivor

When a coach’s heart threatened to take him out of the game, we made him a returning champion.

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Tiffany Kennedy

Tiffany was just 42, athletic and in seemingly perfect health when she experienced an ishaemic stroke.

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Lorne Montgomery

Lorne Montgomery, a commercial pilot, began to have issues with his vision. After being grounded for five months, an MRI revealed that a pituitary tumor was the culprit.

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Shawn Galloway

Shawn Galloway was the first recipient of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart that kept her alive until a donor transplant in 2011 gave her new life.

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Amanda DeJesus: 11-Year Heart Transplant Survivor

As a heart transplant patient, Amanda was forced to follow a strict diet, but she found it difficult because of the blandness of the food.

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James McGarvey

James McGarvey, a father and entrepreneur in his early 40s, was taken to CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center after experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. James believes that he is alive today because of CHI St. Luke’s Health.

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