Brian Kaminsky, MD

Dr. Kaminsky has made a career out of rising to the challenge and thriving under pressure.

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Butch

To say Butch led an active lifestyle would be a huge understatement. Regarded as an example of fitness by family and friends, he was an avid kayaker and worked out five days a week. Just three days before his heart attack, he ran ten 100-yard dashes in 12 seconds each.

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Harpreet Grewal, MD

Dr. Grewal’s cardiac electrophysiology program was the first in the area to do same-day discharges for procedures such as pacemakers, defibrillators and simple ablations.

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Marvin

Two years ago, Marvin suffered from atrial fibrillation — a condition that forced him to live each day in fear, never knowing when terrifying heart palpitations would strike next.

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Robert

Four years ago, Robert had a major heart attack that killed all but 15 percent of his heart.

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Vipal Sabharwal, MD

For Dr. Sabharwal, practicing medicine without compassion isn’t really practicing medicine at all.

“We’ve got to take the time to listen to our patients, talk to our patients and give them our full attention. That’s where compassion comes from.”

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Diane

It was late summer and Diane was arriving at Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute for what she thought was just a routine office visit. But as soon as she walked through the door, the staff noticed she was very ill and would require immediate attention.

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Andrea

Like any 32-year-old woman who exercised regularly and maintained a relatively healthy diet, Andrea thought she was doing what she needed to do to have a healthy life.

“I never thought of myself as immune to anything,” she says. “But I certainly never thought I’d have a heart attack at my age with no risk factors.”

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Charles Nelson, MD

Dr. Nelson attributes positive outcomes like Andrea’s not only to his team’s expertise and access to the latest technology, but also to their commitment to providing compassionate care.

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Patricia

Patricia credits Dr. Kapadia and his team at Bon Secours St. Francis for raising her awareness and helping her make important lifestyle changes.

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