Blogs & Videos

Read stories about heart health on our Hometown Health blog.

Watch videos featuring grateful patient stories:

Velda Swensen, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Swenson speaks about her heart journey and what led up to her minimally invasive heart surgery to replace her heart valve. Thomas Carmody, M.D., explains what TAVR is and shares more detail about Swenson's treatment:


Scott Gunderson, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Gunderson is a typical working father of three young children. So what makes him different? He is a stroke survivor and heart valve patient. Hear his story:


Sheila Dutton, Bloomer, Wisconsin
Heart surgeon Robert Wiechmann, M.D., describes Dutton as one of the sickest patients he's had who survived:


Jamie Mueller, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Mueller knew her heart valve would need repair someday. What she didn’t know was that the right hospital, surgeon and medical advancements were just down the road from her home: