Patient Stories

Fred Hoiberg, Age 43
Head Coach: Chicago Bulls

Patient story: Fred
NBA Player for 10 Years
Husband, Father of 4
On-X Aortic Valve Recipient

“Since getting my On-X valve, I feel as good as I did when I was playing in the NBA.”Read More


Mike, Age 54

Patient story: Mike
Active Cyclist, Athlete
U.S. Army Veteran (1982-2010)
Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm
On-X Aortic Valve Recipient

“My doctors recommended a mechanical valve because I’m a younger patient, even at 54! They told me a tissue valve would wear out and require additional surgical procedures.” Read More


Marilyn, Age 59

Patient story: Marilyn
Independent Business Owner
Wife, Grandmother
On-X Aortic Valve Recipient

“I have a valve that will last my lifetime.” Read More


Ron, Age 63

Patient story: Ron
Grandfather to 12
On-X Aortic Valve Recipient

“I did my research and On-X seemed to be the best valve for me, so I requested my surgeon use the On-X valve.” Read More


Whitney, Age 33

Patient story: Whitney
Active Mom of 2
On-X Aortic Valve Recipient

“I had to keep myself calm because I knew, with every heartbeat, that my insides were tearing open. I knew I was in God’s hands… I’m grateful that my surgeon, Dr. Mark Pool, selected the On-X valve for my emergency heart valve replacement surgery” Read More


Neil, Age 18

On-X Aortic Valve Recipient

“Three different doctors suggested the On-X valve for Neil, because of its advanced design and materials – it will not wear out like tissue valves.” Read More


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