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Implantable defibrillator
on Thu, July 03, 2014
One afternoon last fall, Mario Williams took a short walk down his block. He was exhausted by the effort and his muscles burned; he couldn’t breathe. Just a...
TAVR patient Jene Hanes
on Sat, March 15, 2014
Sam Hanes uses two words over and over again when talking about the lifesaving heart care his mother received last fall at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis: “...
Heart attack patient Claudia Blackburn
on Wed, January 15, 2014
Claudia Blackburn, director of the Sedgwick County Health Department, was giving a presentation to the Sedgwick County Commission on the Community Health...
Valvular heart disease
on Tue, December 10, 2013
In the United States, approximately 2.5 percent of the population has valvular heart disease (VHD), a problem with one of the heart’s four valves, which are...
Therapeutic hypothermia patient Megan Webber Koenigs
on Wed, November 20, 2013
Saturday, April 28, 2012, was a big day for Megan Webber Koenigs. She made her final presentation for her master’s degree in teaching at Wichita State...
teen athletes
on Tue, September 10, 2013
When you hear of young athletes suddenly collapsing during practice, many parents undoubtedly became concerned about their own student athletes and the...
Aortic valve replacement patient Wanda Headrick
on Wed, July 24, 2013
When Wanda Headrick scheduled a routine physical last fall as part of Via Christi’s HealthierYou employee wellness program, her goal was simply to qualify for...

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