Patient Stories

At Henry Ford Health System, we don’t just treat illness or disease. We treat people. Our patients’ lives are touched by the compassion, dedication and expertise of our staff in thousands of different ways every day, whether it’s a lifesaving treatment or simply a reassuring smile and kind word. Every patient’s story is unique. We are grateful for those who allow us to share their stories here.

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Desirae Martinez

Desirae was 20 weeks into a twin pregnancy when something didn’t feel right. After an EKG showed she was having a heart attack, a team of Henry Ford specialists stepped in to address this and her now high-risk pregnancy.


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Stephanie Tyler

After her atrial fibrillation medication stopped working, Stephanie knew that surgery was the next step. She wanted to find another way, and with the help of the Women’s Heart Center, she did. Now, she enjoys life to the fullest.


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Sheryl Duda

After an exhausting 25 years of heart problems-- including five heart attacks -- a plant-based diet was a step towards getting Sheryl Duda the relief she desired and deserved.


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Kathleen Defroy

For Kathleen Defroy, the answers to all her health-related questions and concerns were identified in the Women’s Heart Center Lifestyle Enhancement Visit. Now, Kathleen is on a clear path towards optimized wellness and heart health.


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Krystal Hicks

Curiosity and the pursuit of greater health brought Krystal Hicks to Henry Ford’s Women’s Heart Center. The Lifestyle Enhancement Visit provided the support and strategies she needed to achieve her health goals.


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Lydia Adams

As a judge, Lydia Adams is accustomed to providing knowledge and guidance. When it came to her health, though, Henry Ford’s Women’s Heart Center provided the support she needed to focus on taking care of herself more.


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