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Heart Rhythm Disorder Patient Stories

Every day, our heart and vascular health care team makes a difference in the lives of our patients.

The stories below profile some of the patients who came to UPMC for heart and vascular care.

Note: These patients' treatment and results may not be representative of all similar cases.

Joyce W.: Heart Surgery

Joyce started experiencing shortness of breath and eventually received a pacemaker. After the symptoms returned a year later, she turned to UPMC for help.

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Tom Predis: Atrial Fibrillation

HVI patient Tom Predis and his daughter | HVI Patient Story

After being diagnosed with AFib, Tom underwent a catheter-based ablation to treat his condition. Today, he feels great.

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Larissa Zeli: Abnormal Heart Rate

HVI patient Larissa Zeli | HVI Patient Story

Larissa struggled with her condition until she came to UPMC. Since then, she’s had an ablation procedure and received a pacemaker.

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