Patient Stories

Share Your Message. Inspire & Educate Others.

Through the power of community, patients have the ability to connect and share messages of hope and courage to inspire and educate others. We invite our patients and their families to share their personal story so that it may help someone else going through a similar experience. If you would like to share your story, please complete and submit the form. Select one of the boxes below to learn more about the patients who received these life-changing procedures.

Patient Resources

American Heart Association
American Heart Association is a health organization which supports research and education to help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.

Mended Hearts
Mended Hearts is a non-profit organization affiliated with American Heart Association offering education and support to patients and families facing heart disease.
Patient reference to answer questions about the heart valve replacement surgical process.
Support site for patients who have had or will have heart valve replacement.

American College of Cardiology
American College of Cardiology

CTSNet, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation jointly created by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), and the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS).

The Adult Congenital Heart Association
The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is a nonprofit organization which seeks to improve the quality of life and extend the lives of congenital heart defect survivors.

The Children’s Heart Foundation
Motivated by the needs of our children, the goal of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to bring health, hope and happiness to children impacted by congenital heart defects, the number one birth defect in the United States.

C.H.I.N. is a national organization that provides reliable information, support services, financial assistance and resources to families of children with congenital heart defects and acquired heart disease, adults with congenital heart defects, and the professionals who work with them.

European Congenital Heart Disease Organisation
European self-help-groups for congenital heart disease have united themselves under the umbrella of ECHDO (European Congenital Heart Disease Organisation).

The Aortic Dissection Social Network
Social media support group dedicated to questions & information for aortic dissection survivors & aortic aneurysm sufferers family & friends
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