January 06, 2014

From Texas to New Jersey – One Couple Finds Leading Cancer Care

A diagnosis of cancer is always frightening. For Ted and Marianne Colanduno, it was double the anxiety. Within the span of three years, both husband and wife received this dreaded news. But, thanks to dedicated cancer experts and world-renowned treatment, the New Jersey couple has conquered their diseases. Theirs is a story of hope for […]

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October 01, 2013

TAVR at Cooper: A minimally invasive way to heal the heart

William Pinto had been in and out of hospitals for over a year for various ailments that included pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs due to heart failure). He was unable to sleep lying down. His limbs were swollen and he was more and more short of breath. He was also dependent on oxygen 24 hours a day and on his family to take care of him.

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April 02, 2013

Melvin’s Story: The Smallest Grip, The Biggest Heart

Melvin’s Story: The Smallest Grip, The Biggest Heart

Melvin was born at Cooper nine weeks premature, weighing only 2.9 pounds. He spent his first few weeks of life under the watchful eyes of the staff in Cooper’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. To show his gratitude for the exceptional care he received at Cooper, Melvin, now a healthy teenager, collects pennies each year to […]

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March 29, 2013

Cooper Patient Gains a New Life After Two Decades of Chronic Pain

Cooper Patient Gains a New Life After Two Decades of Chronic Pain

Two decades ago, Carol DeLange, 52, of Philadelphia led a very active life. Scuba diving, sky diving, mountain bike riding and rock climbing were just a few of the outdoor activities she loved. However, a serious car crash in 1990 changed that in an instant, leaving her in a state of chronic pain.

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February 05, 2013

Renee’s Story: New Lifesaving Implantable Defibrillator

Renee was shocked when she found out she was at risk for sudden cardiac death; she had no symptoms. A family history and exam showed she had a thickening of her heart muscle and when she spoke with Andrea Russo, MD, they decided Renee was a perfect candidate for a new device called a S-ICD. This device, the first internal defibrillator of its kind, has no leads touching the heart and is less visible on the body than a traditional ICD. Now, several months since her surgery, Renee talks about her decision to get this life saving device and how it never stops her from doing the things she loves.

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