When Scott was told he would need his aortic valve replaced at the age of 42, it came as a very big shock to him and his family. He had been an athlete his entire life and continued an extremely active lifestyle with his wife and three young children. He chose a bioprosthetic aortic valve, […]
Racing Ahead with On-X Josh Dunn was filled with excitement as he caught a glimpse of his wife Gwen just after she had finished the New York City Marathon. After all, Gwen, and her niece Lauren, were running the race on behalf of Josh, all to raise funds and awareness for aortic health. “Gwen is […]
Back on the Court with his On-X Heart Valve After going through one heart valve surgery and facing another, Mike Aronson wondered if he might be done playing tennis for good. His first valve replacement was a tissue valve, which failed after only seven years. Luckily, for the second surgery, he chose an On-X Aortic […]
From NBA Player to Patient Fred Hoiberg played in the NBA for 10 years with the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Timberwolves, until 2005 when irregular cardiac readings from a routine physical benched him… and then changed his life forever. Fred underwent open heart surgery to address a life-threatening aortic aneurysm.
Imagine looking straight up a sheer mountain wall and then beginning the climb – one hand, one foot at a time, rock by rock, ascending to dizzying heights. Now imagine doing it after heart valve replacement surgery. Bob Smith has done both.