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Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Patient Testimonials

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Clinic is here for you! Discover what our patients say about their experience:



  • Mike Peerson

    Mike Peerson of Rogers didn’t know if he’d ever walk again after breaking his back in an accident. But that wasn’t the only challenge he faced. Mike was flown to Washington Regional, the area’s only Level II trauma center, where during an operation to repair his spine he developed a blood clot in his pulmonary artery. Hear how Washington Regional neurosurgery and cardiovascular & thoracic surgery teams worked together to save his life....

  • Justin Six

    No one wants to end up in the hospital – especially during a pandemic – but when veteran Justin Six of Springdale became sick, help couldn’t wait. “He’d been feeling nauseated and woke up vomiting blood,” his wife Brandi explains. She rushed Justin to the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks. Doctors there discovered a virus, one not related to Coronavirus, was responsible for his symptoms. But a CT scan revealed another problem – a dangerous blood clot near Justin’s abdominal aorta. “It was a fluke they found it,” Brandi says. “If it hadn’t been for the virus, they wouldn’t have found the clot.”...