Bob Goodman

Bob's Story

Heart Failure, Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Bob Goodman

Bob's Story

Heart Failure, Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Bob was diagnosed with a rare heart condition called cardiac sarcoidosis. His heart continued to deteriorate and he went into severe heart failure.

Heart failure and transplant patient Derek Fitzgerald swimming

Derek's Story

Heart Failure

Derek's Story

Heart Failure

From needing a heart transplant to becoming a IRONMAN Finisher, watch Derek tell his incredible story.

Ellen Goodman smiling

Ellen's Story

Congestive Heart Failure

Ellen's Story

Congestive Heart Failure

Ellen Goodman thought her life was over due to congestive heart failure. Watch her story to find out how she got back to the life she loves.

Joe Belletiere

Joey's Story

Heart Failure, Congenital Heart Defect

Joey's Story

Heart Failure, Congenital Heart Defect

At just 23 years old, Joey Belletiere may not look like your classic heart disease patient. Joe needed a new heart, but first he had to make a choice.

Kim Pimley

Kim’s Story

Giant Cell Myocarditis

Kim’s Story

Giant Cell Myocarditis

When Kim came to Penn, she was increasingly short of breath and knew it may be something serious. When physicians quickly diagnosed her with a rare and fast-moving heart condition called giant cell myocarditis, Kim realized just how serious it was.

Maureen Maguire

Maureen's Story

Heart Failure, Ventricular Tachycardia

Maureen's Story

Heart Failure, Ventricular Tachycardia

After 30 years of struggling with cardiac arrhythmia, Maureen was told she needed a new heart.

patricia

Patricia's Story

Heart Failure, Mitral Valve Prolapse

patricia

Patricia's Story

Heart Failure, Mitral Valve Prolapse

After an incorrect diagnosis at another hospital, Patricia's heart landed in the hands of the Director of the Penn Heart and Vascular Center, Dr. Acker.

Tangee

Tangee's Story

Heart Failure

Tangee's Story

Heart Failure

Tangee was looking for the best heart failure physicians in Philadelphia. That's when she found Penn.

William Pollock

William's Story

Heart Failure

William's Story

Heart Failure

Shortly after a frightening heart failure diagnosis, William found out he had a new reason to live.

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