With support and guidance from Dr. Casey Benton and the Virginia Heart team, John Mason met the challenge of open heart surgery in his mid-80s like he’s met every challenge he has faced throughout his life: with courage, determination and great success.
Lisa's entire life she was told the episodes she experienced was severe anxiety or panic attacks. The doctors at Virginia Heart took their time to listen to what she was experiencing and discovered she had Supraventricular Tacycardia, and those episodes were not panic attacks.
Scott Boccia is living the good life. Having overcome a major aortic valve replacement that had him in the hospital for more than a month, he and his Virginia Heart team worked together to help Scott take control of his own health and enjoy a full recovery.
Christine and Vince Cavaleri aren’t letting their age—or cardiac conditions—slow them down. Vince, 89, suffers from valve disease and congestive heart failure. Christine, 77, is a heart attack survivor. But they follow the advice of Dr. Nicholas Cossa at Virginia Heart and exercise almost every day, adhere to a healthy diet and stay busy pursuing their hobbies. Vince even works part-time. As Christine says, “You’ve got to be fit if you want to stay in the game.”
David Sollenberger loves a good puzzle. But he’s glad his Virginia Heart physicians were able to solve the puzzle of his arrhythmias quickly. Thanks to their swift diagnosis and treatment, David is back to doing what he loves—and has even shared his passion for puzzles with his Virginia Heart caregivers.