March 19, 2015

Dan’s Story: Cardiac Arrest and the Transfer That Saved His Life

Dan’s Story: Cardiac Arrest and the Transfer That Saved His Life

One evening while watching television with his wife, Betty, Dan Oliker took a strange, deep breath and fell limp. His heart had stopped; he was in cardiac arrest.

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March 09, 2015

After Triple Bypass and Aortic Valve Replacement, Steve’s Heart Belongs to Cooper

SJ Businessman Has Life-Changing Heart Surgery at Cooper Steve Ravitz is a prominent South Jersey businessman. With more than 50 years in the supermarket industry, not much rattled this entrepreneur—until he heard the words “heart surgery.”

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August 22, 2014

Hortense Brignola: “Cooper Saved My Life – Twice!”

Bariatric Screening Detected Lung Cancer Hortense Brignola couldn’t walk 50 feet to her mailbox without getting out of breath. She couldn’t tie her shoes, reach down to pet her dog or help family during celebrations because of her obesity. After months of staring at the brochure about the Cooper Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, […]

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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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