Heartfelt Cardiac Care

Scripps Health patient Robert Wallin thanks clinical team for superb care

A smiling cardiac clinical team member pauses for a smile outside of a hospital landscape setting

Robert Wallin didn’t “do hospitals.” He had stayed away from them his whole life, until he was diagnosed with heart failure. His only hope was in a procedure done at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla by cardiac eletrophysiologist Steven Higgins, MD.

Dr. Higgins pioneered the use of biventricular defibrillator therapy to treat the symptoms of heart failure. It was this procedure, and Dr. Higgins, that saved Robert’s life.

Today, Robert is healthy and active and happy to be alive. His experience at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla couldn’t have been better. Talking about the care he received, he says, “It was like mother’s love. The team at Scripps La Jolla really cares about the people they are caring for. I felt safe, comfortable and, well, special!”

As one of America’s best hospitals in cardiac care, the Heart Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla offers you and your family the care your heart deserves.