They put my life back together, not just my arm.

With a profession like alligator wrestler, Justin was no stranger to injury. But during an educational show, Justin was severely injured when an alligator was able to grab his arm and roll with him.

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They just make you feel like you're at your house.

Mark thought he was taking a routine stress-test on a treadmill when his physician asked him to step down. He told Mark that his cardiogram didn't look good and referred him to a cardiologist.

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They know their stuff and they're not
calloused about it.

Louis describes himself as a walker; he likes to walk every day on the beach. But then he started to experience chest pains on his walks, pains that made him have to stop and sit down.

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I could not have asked for a better team.

After suffering from rheumatic fever as a child, Susan knew she might encounter heart problems down the road. Later on, she discovered that the disease had left her with some damage to her aortic valve.

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Son's Trip to the ER Saves His Mother's Life

Dawn and Dylan
For Shawn and Dawn, the day started normally. They were getting ready to greet Shawn's family, who were flying down to Florida to baby-sit the couple's two young sons, Dylan and Ryan, while Dawn and Shawn spent a just-the-two-of-us weekend getaway in Daytona.

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      • Mark

        When a non-threatening heart condition turned threatening, our team caught and stopped it.

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      • Louis

        When his heart slowed down, Dr. Perryman got him back up to speed.

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      • Justin

        He wrestled alligators. Dr. O'Donnell wrestled with Justin's multiple surgeries. Both won.

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      • Susan

        She had major surgery. Dr. Cortelli delivered major results.

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      • The Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute (MCVI) has received federal approval from UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) to launch an adult heart transplant program at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.

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      • In 2012, Mary Ann had a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a groundbreaking, minimally invasive therapy for symptomatic, inoperable aortic valve stenosis. It saved her life.

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      • David was a police officer, former pro football player and an active father. But his perception of invincibility was shattered when a routine physical revealed an aneurysm of the aortic valve.

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      • Alexandra was a normal, healthy 21-year-old college student until a rare and scary moment with her heart led her to Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute.

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      • Follow Your Heart to the team who performs the most cardiac procedures in Broward.

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