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Meet Ty Gluckman.

Sometimes the very best treatments for a heart attack come from patients themselves – and from treasures hidden in data. Discovering those treatments is the job of Ty Gluckman, M.D., medical director of Clinical Excellence.

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Meet Cheryl Godfrey.

Cheryl Godfrey knew the signs. “If I did anything other than sit, I felt pain in the middle of my chest radiating up into my throat,” she said. “I’d had a heart attack before, so after a while I knew what was coming.”

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Meet Jamie Beckerman.

Jamie Beckerman, M.D. thinks big, like an entire nation preventing and curing itself of heart disease. He knows it’s possible if we each take one step a day – and help each other along the way.

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Meet Jon Englund.

Jon Englund is a lifelong outdoorsman - hunting, fishing, and climbing. But his favorite activity is “heading and heeling,” team steer roping on horseback. So when the walk to his barn started to be a challenge, Jon knew he had better see a doctor.

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Meet Jacob Abraham.

Jacob Abraham, M.D., loves his work. “People come to us thinking that they’re at the end of the line,” he says. So when we can give them options and hope, that’s very gratifying.”

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Meet Ben Hong.

Ben Hong experienced some complications from treatment of an aggressive infection in his hand and arm. Then the unimaginable happened – a mild heart attack and the discovery that he needed open heart surgery.

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Meet Lori

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Meet Lori Tam.

Lori Tam, M.D., wants to dispel some myths about women and heart health. “I’ve had women patients go through an entire bottle of Tums in one night,” she says, “thinking that they’re treating acid reflux, when in fact they’re sitting at home with a heart attack.”

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Meet Darrell

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Meet Darrell Goodwin.

Former world softball champion Darrell Goodwin is a disciplined lifelong athlete. While his heart needs a little help pumping blood these days, it has no problem maintaining his competitive spirit.

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Meet Xiaoyan

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Meet Xiaoyan Huang.

A graduate of Yale, Stanford, and Harvard, Xiaoyan Huang, M.D., is relentless in her pursuit of excellent medical care. “Many of my patients are poor or immigrants or both. When they need specialized care, the complexity of the system can be overwhelming. We owe them, and ourselves, something better.”

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Meet Paul

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Meet Paul Taylor.

Lifelong baseball fan Paul Taylor was excited to go watch his son in spring training when he was struck by a major heart attack. He credits Providence Heart with saving his life. We credit him. We may have got him back on his feet, but his commitment to recovery got him back in the bleachers.

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Meet Eric Kirker.

On his way to becoming a heart surgeon, Eric Kirker, M.D., coached the St. Francis Red Raiders to a couple of high school football championships. If he coached football the way he practices surgery, we’re sure the Red Raiders were constantly inventing new plays.

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Meet Jenny

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Meet Jenny Read-Emslie.

Jenny Read-Emslie was no stranger to heart issues. But while seven months pregnant, she went into cardiac arrest. Thanks to her indomitable spirit and care from Providence Heart, today Jenny has a powerful story to tell.

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Meet Charlie

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Meet Charlie Harper.

Charlie Harper never smoked, ate a good diet and always exercised. But on December 15, 2014, Charlie was working out at the gym when he went into cardiac arrest. “I don’t remember anything until the ER when I heard, 'Mr. Harper, you’ve had a heart attack.’”

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Meet Charlotte

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Meet Charlotte Douglas.

After 30 years, Charlotte Douglas, RN, manager of cardiac rehabilitation at Providence Heart, still loves her job. “I remember the sisters who founded Providence, their selflessness,” she says. “If we keep that patient at the center, it will drive a lot of other problems away. Today an average day for me is like a dream come true.”

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Meet Cruz Perez.

Does the Fountain of Youth exist? After receiving a pacemaker, Cruz Perez thinks he’s found it. That’s why we do what we do at Providence Heart – to help people live their lives with energy and joy.

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Meet Lisa

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Meet Lisa Bauer.

If you’ve just received a new heart valve or just had a heart attack, you might feel pretty overwhelmed. Lisa Bauer is there for you. “I have people focus on one thing at a time,” she says. “Maybe they’re working 12 hours a day, but they can do a 20-minute walk at lunch. Maybe they stop eating fast food. Okay, let’s start there.”

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