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Patient Stories

Whether you require minimally invasive heart valve surgery or treatments, you can count on our compassionate team of experts to provide you with world-class heart valve care that is unique to your individual situation. Click below to hear some inspiring success stories.

A second chance at life

If there's a silver lining from everything I went through, it's that I am more grateful for the little things,” says Stacey Buckley, an aortic valve replacement patient.

Minimally invasive TAVR procedure helps 88-year-old resume career, active lifestyle

Two months after undergoing a TAVR procedure at Piedmont's Marcus Heart Valve Center, 88-year-old Libby Hines traveled to Disney World and was able to return to her 40-hour work week at Walmart.

Patient: Minimally-invasive mitral valve procedure “a miracle” compared to open heart surgery

MitraClip patient Lafayette Trawick, 77, had been putting off a checkup with his cardiologist when he noticed he was having more trouble…

Mother undergoes lifesaving heart valve repair surgery weeks before daughter’s wedding

Mitral valve repair patient Myra O’Connor’s journey to lifesaving heart valve surgery started with what she thought would be a simple outpatient foot surgery…

Avid runner and athlete shocked she needed open heart surgery

Aortic valve replacement patient Angie Brady was shocked she needed immediate open heart surgery after years of living with a heart murmur...

Single mother of 3: I thought it was just stress, but I needed open heart surgery

Sometimes you’re too busy taking care of others to realize something isn’t right with your health, says mitral valve surgery patient Shai Washington…

Emergency heart valve surgery helps mitral prolapse patient

Meet Karl Roberts, a Piedmont patient who has lived with a mitral valve prolapse for 35 years. While the condition isn’t typically life-threatening, one night changed everything…

Life-saving collaboration is a first in U.S.

Physicians at Piedmont’s Marcus Heart Valve Center opened new doors for patients who are traditionally turned away for valve replacement due to severe thickening and stiffening of the mitral valve…