Patient Stories


Recovering hearts. Saving lives.

How do those affected deal with their heart disease and how were they helped? Here you will find reports in which patients share their personal experiences.

Patients tell their stories


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Case reports of experiences with heart disease

A New Life

More than 20 years ago, Claire H. from Belgium was the first patient to use the Impella heart pump in 1999.


The Miracle of Lucerne

Seppi G. suffers two heart attacks. Learn more about his story how he lives his life now.

Case Report: A second birthday every year

As a former competitive swimmer, Uwe Bentlage has a strong heart – despite this, he suffered a heart attack and slipped into cardiogenic shock. Experienced doctors and the use of a heart pump helped his heart to recover and saved his life.

Loving Life

Erica G. is an active woman. After a holiday with her husband, she started to feel progressively unwell. To avoid a heart transplant, the Impella® heartpump was used. Read her story here.