Patient Stories

Craig’s journey to parenthood started at UI Health Care

Craig's desire was to become a parent. After talking to a few fertility clinics around Iowa, but he was ultimately referred to University of Iowa Health Care to work with their gestational carrier program.

Caring approach, proven results

Ferman Milster participates in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at UI Health Care
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at UIHC provides evidence-based care to patients with many types of chronic lung diseases.

Running races with ease

April Gross running
April Gross has a new goal: Run a 5K race in under 30 minutes. Prior to her lung transplant, April's lungs were so damaged by cystic fibrosis that crawling into bed left her winded, and her goal was simply to live.

A dandy story

Two Iowans share more than a lifetime of memories, they share a kidney named "Dandy." Learn more about their incredible story today.

Getting back on track thanks to a pacemaker

Jerry Turner
At the time, it wasn't his heart that was causing some problems. More specifically, Jerry developed a sudden onset of complete heart block - when the heart's own electricity stops moving through the ventricles, according to Lenni O'Neill Broeg, BSN, RN, an electrophysiology nurse in the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center. A week later, after his heart started showing signs of strengthening, a cardiac resynchronization pacemaker – or CRT-P – was implanted.

Preeclampsia forced Kelli to fight for her life

During her third trimester, Kelli Carlson was not feeling well. Her physician told her that her symptoms were a normal part of pregnancy, but it turned out they were actually signs of preeclampsia–a high blood pressure disorder in pregnancy.

From first IVF visit to baby in one year

Lindsey and Ben Ebert
“My husband and I experienced three miscarriages and multiple failed medicated cycles while trying to start a family. After more than five years with no success, we decided to change clinics. We chose University of Iowa Health Care’s Center for Advanced Reproductive Care, due to great recommendations.”

Infertility staff provided stability and celebrated successes

After nine years of marriage and attempted adoption, Martina and her husband were referred to University of Iowa Health Care for infertility treatments, where their wish for children was finally fulfilled.

TAVR added years to my heart and my life

Myron Kinzler wasn't about to get too worked up about his health. A typical day, Myron says, involves playing cards every morning and going to the coffee shop every afternoon. He didn’t do much walking, so he wasn’t surprised when he ran out of breath.

Significantly reducing future risk through cardiovascular rehabilitation

Larry Audlehelm was a teenager when doctors first discovered he had a heart murmur. The condition never gave him any problems or caused any pain, he says, but he always knew it was there and was sure to keep a watchful eye. So when he started to run out of breath simply walking across the room, he knew something was wrong.

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