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Meet some of our heart and vascular patients, and read about their life-changing experiences. Sharp is proud to help make stories like these possible.
Crisamar Anunciado, Overcoming Hypertension
|Debbie Kinney, Heart Transplant Survivor
Debbie Kinney was first introduced to San Diegans through Sharp HealthCare's television documentary, "Stories of The Sharp Experience," as she waited to learn if she would be eligible for a heart transplant. Follow her amazing story through the documentary and as she chronicles her experiences in her own journal. Read Debbie's heart transplant journal.
|Dr. Harvey Brown, Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
Dr. Brown lives an active lifestyle — spending lots of quality time outdoors with his young family. Slowing down wasn't an option for Dr. Brown, who needed mitral valve repair surgery to fix his heart. Learn how doctors at Sharp Memorial Hospital got Dr. Brown back on the campgrounds with minimal downtime. Read Dr. Brown's story.
John Merrill, Heart Pump Implantation
Mark Griffin, Cardiac Explant
|Richard and Norma, Cardiac Rehabilitation
Richard and Norma Flores do nearly everything together in their 48-year-long marriage, including taking care of their heart health in Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, which helped to improve both their lives. Read Richard and Norma's story.
|Thomas Martin, Cardiac Explant
Just one year after implantation, Thomas underwent a rare surgery to remove the implantable heart pump — a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) — that kept him alive for more than a year. Read Thomas's cardiac explant story.
Find a San Diego Cardiologist
To find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego cardiologist or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.