One minute Chris Ward was unloading camping gear; the next minute, an aortic aneurysm stopped him in his tracks. Today, the 30-year-old Anamosa man is thankful for the remarkable collaboration of highly skilled cardiologists, led by Mercy Medical Center, who saved his life. Read more.
Tick... Tick... Tick...
What you don’t know could hurt you. If you don’t understand what the numbers mean in your cholesterol and glucose results, you could be a ticking time bomb for heart disease – the No. 1 killer of men and women in the U.S. Read more.
Saving Time, Saving Lives
The first symptoms didn’t fit the stereotypical heart attack. Instead of the distinct chest pain often associated with heart attacks, Bill Elkington’s first sign that something wasn’t right began in his arms. Read more.
Winning the Race of His Life
Don Kearney has an impressive athletic resume. He’s run six marathons, six half-marathons, four triathlons, plays on an adult hockey league and works out several times a week. From all appearances he’s the picture of health. But, in early 2014, his family history caught up with him. Read more.