Patient Stories: Firpo Grant, Heart/LVAD

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Firpo Grant found it hard to walk even ten steps due to worsening heart failure. The cardiac experts at the Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute implanted an LVAD device to help his heart pump blood more efficiently. His family now calls him “Mr. Marathon” because he is so active and “running all over the place.” Maimonides is the only hospital in Brooklyn performing this procedure, which helps patients with end-stage heart failure get back to their families and their lives.


Patient Stories: Amber Tu

When baby Amber stopped drinking milk and started sleeping all the time, James Tu knew something was seriously wrong with his daughter. Learn how the pediatric specialists at Maimonides Children’s Hospital were able to diagnose a rare, potentially fatal illness and reverse its course to save her life.

Patient Stories: Chaim Perlman

Chaya Perlman was fortunate to give birth at Maimonides Medical Center. There, doctors in the NICU found that her newborn son had a tracheoesophageal fistula (an abnormal connection of the esophagus and trachea). Learn how pediatric specialists at the only children’s hospital in Brooklyn helped her baby survive the first harrowing months of his life.

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