Alice Santos had been feeling tired for a while. Then, one day at work she was having so much trouble breathing that somebody had to call 9-1-1. She needed heart surgery, but she had already had one heart surgery and didn't want to have another one. Only when Dr. Andrea Natale reassured her that everything would be OK did she feel like she could go with the operation. Santos' success was made possible, in part, because of philanthropists like Maurice Kanbar, for whom the cardiac center is named.
From the moment Patricia collapsed from a stroke, doctors began coordinating her transfer from Novato to the CPMC specialty stroke center.
Looking at Ethan today, you wouldn’t know that he has endured three open-heart procedures.
Denny LeVett and his wife Jeanne decided it was time to make another major gift to PAMF, in honor of Duncan Matteson, as well as their friendship.
Community philanthropy leaders support MPHF
At age 50 Nick had a second heart attack. The heart damage was so extensive, there was only one promising solution: a heart transplant.
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