Having recovered from a heart attack and a tear in her artery wall, Bertha “B” Verde is dedicated to educating women about heart disease.
As a survivor of multiple heart attacks, Cheri Jones sought care from someone who specializes in women’s heart disease.
MLB Hall of Famer Rod Carew turned to Scripps for a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to keep his heart pumping while he awaited a heart transplant.
A defibrillator was implanted into the chest of international downhill speed skier Philippe May to ensure his heart wouldn’t stop if he went into cardiac arrest.
Read about these patients, and others, who turned to Scripps for San Diego's best cardiology and heart surgery.
For years David Brush lived with an irregular heartbeat caused by atrial fibrillation. Scripps doctors treated David’s AFib thanks to a device that allowed him to stop taking blood thinning medication. Read David’s story.
The mother/daughter duo of Pat Egan and Caroline Helms are both back on the road to good health after suffering multiple heart attacks. Learn more about how cardiac rehab helped with their recoveries.
John and Joyce McNamara opted to undergo a minimally invasive procedure to reduce their risk of strokes and eventually get off blood thinners. Learn why the McNamaras chose Scripps for their heart care.
Internationally recognized biologist and environmentalist Bill Toone underwent open-heart surgery for the repair of a life-threatening aortic aneurysm and the replacement of a damaged aortic heart valve. Learn why Bill chose Scripps.