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Two days before Vance Nunemaker's son would pitch for Prairie High School in the state championship baseball game, Vance shrugged off some danger signs his body was sending, attributing them to a case of the jitters. Read his story on page 10.
Anamosa resident Larry Hahn has had cardiac catheterization and stents inserted twice – once with a femoral approach (through the groin), and the second time with a transradial approach (through the wrist). Read more (PDF).
One minute Chris Ward was unloading camping gear; the next, 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 who saved his life. Read more (PDF).
Amy Watkins’ heart broke – literally. The 51-year-old was eating lunch one minute and unconscious the next when her heart simply stopped working correctly. Read more (PDF).
Terry Repstein, 56, and Bill Dawson, 57, have been friends since elementary school. They both served in the Air Force and moved away and then back to Iowa. And, last year, they both underwent open heart bypass surgery just months apart. Read more (PDF).