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Active Heart: Tracy's Story
Active Heart: Tracy's Story
Born with a heart murmur, Tracy Cruickshank began seeing a cardiologist when she was just six months old. Because she was asymptomatic, Tracy lived a very active lifestyle that included cycling, snowboarding and power yoga. At 40 years old, she felt great. Then a routine check-up with her cardiologist revealed an aortic aneurysm—and the need for open heart surgery. Tracy was treated by Scottsdale Healthcare cardiac surgeon Robert Riley, MD for a bicuspid aortic valve with an aneurysm of the ascending aorta. According to Dr. Riley, Tracy was born with the condition, a common one that typically progresses over time to the point where the valve needs to be replaced. Eight weeks after surgery, Tracy began to resume the activities she loves. "Tracy has clearly demonstrated that you can return to normal life after major open heart surgery and valve replacement," said Dr. Riley. To learn more about Scottsdale Healthcare Heart & Vascular Services, visit http://www.shc.org/heart, email Heartinfo@shc.org or call 480-323-3663.
NICU Father's Day Story
NICU Father's Day Story
This heartwarming story about a graduate of the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was originally broadcast on Father's Day 2010. Former MLB star Quinton McCracken and his wife Maggie describe their experience as parents of a premature newborn and the care their son Isaiah received at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center. Scottsdale Healthcare Shea's NICU provides advanced care for all newborns of any gestational age and care for mothers with high-risk pregnancies. The NICU has cared for babies as small as 460 grams, 25 weeks gestation and as young as 24 weeks gestation and weighing 700 grams. The 24-bed Level III NICU maintains state-of-the-art equipment and is staffed by neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, specially trained nurses and respiratory professionals who provide 24-hour in-hospital coverage for infants requiring advanced levels of care. For more information visit http://www.shc.org/pediatrics. (Video courtesy of Fox Sports Arizona)
Clinical Trials Success Story
Clinical Trials Success Story