Cardiovascular Services

Patient Testimonials

In Their Words

Eric Bell, David Cairo, Mike Minow, and Emil Novack unexpectedly became cardiac patients in their ‘50s. Learn how their stories ended on a happy and healthy note.

Bell Family

Eric Bell

How Hands-OnlyTM CPR Saved My Life

While on a business trip in January, Bridgette Bell was eating dinner out when she saw a woman crumple to the floor in the dining room. A table conversation about CPR ensued ...

David Cairo's Heart Attack Story

David Cairo

My Heart Attack Story

It was May of 2012. I was doing yard work and started feeling a pain in my chest. That's happened before, and I thought it was indigestion. I would just sit down, have ...

David Cairo's Heart Attack Story

Mike Minow

How a Screening Saved My Life

I've since retired from the Bensenville Fire Protection District, but in 2009, I took advantage of a free heart scan offered by EMHC and Midwest Heart Specialists ...

Emil Novack's Cardiac Rehab Story

Emil Novack

My Cardiac Rehab Story

I was relaxing after a day of work at the hardware store my family owned in Villa Park for 80 years, when I felt as if someone punched me in the chest...

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