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Patients who were diagnosed with heart disease playing outside a AdventHealth Cardiovascular Institute

Real Stories From The Heart

Living proof. It’s right here. Real people who put their trust in our expertise and whole-person care are alive today to share their inspiring stories.

JEFRË - Cardiac Patient Testimonial

Artist JEFRË launched his public art career after suffering a heart attack in 2008 and having triple bypass surgery at AdventHealth. Showcasing his life journey through his work, JEFRE explores the details from his identity to his struggle with heart disease. JEFRË’s first solo museum exhibition featured tributes to AdventHealth and the medical technology used in his recovery.


Vinny Tapia - Heart Attack Survivor

Vinny was in the process of training for his first appearance on the television show "American Ninja Warrior” when he suffered from a heart attack. Thanks to the care he received at AdventHealth, he was able to get back to training and made it to the show. Today he feels better than ever and shows us that with determination you can conquer anything.


2019 Golden Gala Montage

Vascular diseases can directly impact each and every one of us. It can strike anyone, at any age, at any time. Take it from a few people who've lived this truth.


2019 Golden Gala - Carla Bisanti

Over 1 million people in the US live with limb loss related to a vascular incident. Carla is one of those individuals who has taken what is a tragedy to most and found a way to give back to the community.


2019 Golden Gala Doctors' Doctors

This team at AdventHealth Orlando treats more vascular patients than any other hospital in the country. They serve all areas of the hospital and go where they are needed - Children's Cancer, Neuro to name a few. Their expertise is not restricted to one area of care and for that reason, their job is unlike most - take a look...


Finding Peace with the Right Team

Karen, a young mother, struggled with chronic blood clots for years until she received the diagnosis of PH. After traveling to Orlando from Miami for the expert team at AdventHealth, she finally felt a sense of peace and hope.