Hear what our patients are saying about the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute.
Megan Trussell - PFO and Stroke
At age 25 Megan Trussell of Chattanooga received two advanced, lifesaving procedures at Erlanger. The first broke-up a clot in her brain that caused a stroke. The second closed the hole in her heart that caused the clot.
Mickel Kobeck - Heart Attack
After having a heart attack in his classroom, Georgia teacher Mickel Kobeck is grateful for fellow teachers who knew CPR - and expert care he received from the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute.
Gary Bell - TAVR
Gary Bell of Trenton, GA, tells how Trans-Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) healed his heart murmur without open surgery and allowed for a much faster recovery.
Shirley Lipscomb - Aortic Dissection
An aortic dissection is often fatal. Luckily, Shirley Lipscomb was quickly taken to the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. Dr. Larry Shears performed the delicate repair in which Shirley’s body was chilled as a graft was sewn in place.
John Querry - Aortic Tear
John Querry of Blue Ridge, GA, knew something was wrong when heard a pop in his low back. When he felt pain and lost control of his right leg, he called 9-1-1, and was quickly airlifted to the Erlanger Heart & Lung Institute,
Bob Hendrix - Coronary Artery Disease
Bob Hendrix traveled all the way from Dothan, AL, for robotic by-pass surgery at the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. He’s so glad he made the trip.
Mike Dinger - Severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mike Dinger considered traveling to Nashville or Atlanta for treatment of his mitral valve regurgitation. Instead, he's glad he chose the Erlanger Heart & Lung Institute where he found a team of top-notch heart doctors right in Chattanooga. “Everything we experienced exceeded all our expectations.”
Linda Leverett – Silent AFib
Nearly a quarter of the 2.7 million people who have atrial fibrillation (AFib) don’t have symptoms that would usually show up on a typical EKG. Erlanger Employee Linda Leverett was one of those people. Linda is grateful that her “Silent AFib” was detected, and then corrected through a minimally-invasive ablation procedure.
Ken Douglas - Heart Attack
When the nurse at the ER confirmed Ken was having a heart attack, he didn’t hesitate on his treatment choice - the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute.
Larry and Tracy Cheatham - Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
Tracy Cheatham talks with Dr. Harish Manyam of Erlanger about her husband Larry's atrial fibrillation, and how he was healed through laser ablation.
Anne Everling - Cardiac Arterial Dissection
Anne Everling survived a sudden cardiac arterial dissection after being treated by the cardiologists at Erlanger.
Ernie McCarson - Coronary Arterie Disease / Severe Blockage
Ernie shares his story of how a potentially serious heart condition was identified during a routine checkup.
Don and June Scobee Rodgers - Hypertension
Dr. June Scobee Rodgers and retired Army Lt. Gen. Don Rodgers share their experiences about being treated by both the Emergency Department and the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute