The University of Maryland Heart and Vascular Center is recognized as a regional leader in providing advanced cardiac treatment for adults and children. Meet some of our patients and read about their life-changing experiences. These are the sort of successes that University of Maryland Heart Center physicians and staff make possible every day.
Veterinarian Living Full Life After Heart Transplant
Kerry Murphy, DVM, had a heart transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center five years ago. She is back to living a full life, working full time and making the most of every day.
We have unique expertise in complex aortic valve procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement, aortic valve bypass and aortic valve repair and replacement.
John Bresland: Aortic valve surgery patient and his wife praise University of Maryland Heart and Vascular Center staff for excellent care.
Jack Myers: Aortic valve surgery patient enjoying time with great-grandchildren. (Read Jack's Emotional Update).
Michael Brown: 57-year-old man performs at his Tai Chi Black Belt ceremony just three weeks after surgery.
William Wisener: 80-year-old aortic stenosis patient grateful for minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery.
Garry Clarke: Aortic valve replacement patient has a new lease on life.
Tony Foreman: Aortic valve replacement patient "back in the gym" soon after surgery.
We perform all types of coronary artery bypass surgery, including minimally invasive, hybrid and a robotic bypass surgery called totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB). We are committed to giving you the least invasive surgery possible. Learn more about our Coronary Revascularization Program.
Rita Ann Reimer: Orioles fan thanks Dr. Bradley Taylor and baseball for a successful surgery.
Richard Stansbury: Clydesdale farmer back on his tractor two weeks after robotic heart bypass surgery.
Douglas Martin: Robotic CABG patient climbs a mountain three months after heart surgery
Ronald Bress: Internet connects robot-assisted triple bypass heart surgery patient with UMMC
Charles Pugh: Robotic bypass procedure saves patient from open heart surgery
Roger Suter: After robot-assisted heart bypass surgery, Roger Suter says the difference is like "night and day."
We perform heart transplant procedures, including complex combined transplants. Learn more about our Heart and Lung Transplant Program.
Kerry Murphy: Five years after heart transplant, Kerry is working full time and living life to the fullest.
Jose Fernandez, Sr.: 159 days in the hospital leads to successful double lung and heart transplant for father of six.
Dan Scott: Kidney transplant recipient from Colorado moves to Baltimore for career and gets second transplant, a heart, at UMMC.
Greg Small: Young veteran gets heart transplant and runs first half-marathon.
David Krech: Rare heart/liver transplant saves the life of a young Georgia man who sought care at UMMC.
Ralph Davis: Heart transplant gives husband and father of three a new lease on life.
Kyle Wilkerson: Teen has a heart transplant eight years after his father receives a new heart.
Mitral valve repair surgery, an advanced procedure, provides significant improvement in your symptoms and has fewer complications than a valve replacement. Learn more about mitral valve repair.
Elizabeth Norris: Virginia woman shares the story of her successful mitral valve repair
Kathryn Kingsley: She thought her shortness of breath was from COPD. Turns out it was her mitral valve.
David Kubiatowicz: Minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery patient shares his detailed story and photos.
Kent Krueger: Patient finds leading cardiac surgeon on the Internet, flies from Arizona for mitral valve repair.
Our Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic is the only center in the mid-Atlantic region performing the delicate pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgery, a procedure to cure chronic pulmonary hypertension.
Margaret Martins: Pulmonary hypertension patient says there was 'remarkable change' after PTE surgery.
Martin Hill: Patient undergoes surgery for pulmonary emboli and DVT.
Our advanced cardiac diagnostic procedures help us provide an accurate diagnosis, so we can get you the treatment you need. Learn more about heart screening and the Center for Preventive Cardiology.
Sandra Unitas: Routine heart screening and tests save the life of the wife of Johnny Unitas.
Kathleen Shanks: With the help of a new, non-invasive test, University of Maryland Medical Center employee discovers blocked artery.
Sandra Lanier: Unique heart surgery changes woman's life.
David Fisher: Anatomy and physiology teacher recovers well from quadruple bypass thanks to healthy lifestyle before surgery.
Patricia Morgan: University of Maryland employee has new lease on life after surgery.
Mike Bryant: Deaf patient shares story about life-saving surgery.
Evelin O'Neill: PAD patient grateful to Dr. Sarkar for saving her leg.
Carl Adams: Aortic dissection patient thankful to UMMC vascular surgeon for saving his life.
Daniel Hutzell: After vascular surgery, Daniel Hutzell can walk miles Without pain.
Harriet Burtwell: Vascular surgery relieves patient's leg pain.
Allen Weller: Dramatic patient success story highlights importance of vascular screening.