Charles' Story- Heart Attack

Thanks to the world-class care Charles Sarahan II received from Virginia Heart’s interventional cardiologists and entire care team, he survived a serious heart attack and cardiogenic shock and is now back to living a more balanced and appreciative life, spent with his family and friends.

Kevin's Story- Cardiovascular Disease

Kevin W. of Alexandria, Virginia postponed his plans for a dream vacation in Hawaii based on the expert advice of a Virginia Heart cardiologist – advice that may have saved Kevin’s life. Less than a year after emergency coronary bypass surgery, Kevin was able to climb Diamond Head with his family – and with a healthy heart.

LeAnn's Story- Coronary Artery Disease

LeAnn Moore is a cancer survivor and no stranger to needles and hospitals. So when the team at Virginia Heart determined she needed an angioplasty to address a severely blocked artery, she assumed she was in for another ordeal, similar to her cancer treatments. Instead, she discovered the procedure was "a piece of cake. I had no pain, no discomfort."

John's Story- Sleep Apnea and Wellness

John appreciates the coordinated "one-stop" care he receives from Virginia Heart. This proud member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Regimental Band has vastly improved his cardiovascular and sleep health by losing 80 pounds on the Ideal Protein weight loss program. Having his general cardiology, sleep apnea and weight loss care all provided to him by the Virginia Heart team makes it easy for him to keep marching on the road to good health.

Mary's Story- Cardiac Arrest

When Mary Gordon went into cardiac arrest, her life was saved by first responders who performed CPR for six minutes and used an automated external defibrillator (AED) twice to shock her heart back into rhythm. She is now a committed advocate for CPR and AED training for everyone—not just first responders and medical professionals—and wants to "pay it forward" by helping other ordinary citizens like herself learn these critical skills so that they, too, may one day save a life.

Tim's Story- Atrial Fibrillation

Tim Jennings enjoys spending his days fishing from his kayak. So, when this active and healthy 56-year-old experienced "fluttering" in his heart, he decided there was no time to waste.