Olathe Health Blog

Category: Patient Stories

  1. Ron Mersman and Dr. Yarlagadda

    New Heart Procedure Reduces Ron's Risk of Stroke

    A new, non-invasive procedure at Olathe Health called left atrial appendage (LAA) closure helped get Ron Mersman off his blood thinners and reduce his risk of stroke.

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  2. Caroline Trammel and her orthopedic surgeon Dr. Todd Smith

    Caroline's Complicated Ankle Repair

    A slip on black ice led to ankle surgery for Caroline Trammel. The surgery was further complicated by an ankle reconstruction from 40 years prior. How Dr. Smith was able to rebuild her ankle.

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  3. Faye Wilson and her husband, Carl, with medical oncologist Larry R. Corum, MD.

    Two Years, Two Diagnoses: How Faye Wilson Beat Cancer Twice

    After two life-changing cancer diagnoses, Faye is now in complete remission thanks to medical oncologist Larry R. Corum, MD, and her other Olathe Health doctors.

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  4. Holly Menning and her family

    "Miracle" Patient: How OMC Doctors Put Holly's Heart Back Together

    Holly Menning, 40, is grateful to be alive. She suffered a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and had a two percent chance of survival. Thanks to the quick-thinking ER and Cardiology teams at Olathe Medical Center, she is back home with her family.

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  5. Kristin, Barbara and Holly celebrate with Dr. Meurer and Dr. Yarlagadda

    Olathe Health Cardiologists Save Three Generations of Women

    Many people who have experienced heart complications will tell you the symptoms hit you at an unexpected time. For Kristin Corey, it was at her sister's house in 2014. For her mother, Barbara Sweazy, it was when she had returned home from watching an opera. For Kristin's daughter, Holly Menning, it was while she was preparing dinner for her family. One thing they all knew they could expect: life-saving care at Olathe Medical Center.

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  6. Jack doing cardiac rehab at MCMC

    Cardiac Rehabilitation Gets Jack on the Road to Recovery

    The new Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Miami County Medical Center (MCMC) is a medically-supervised program designed to provide patients with healthy lifestyle education, a closely monitored exercise program, diet and nutrition counseling, and encouragement and support to recover from heart disease or surgery. Seventy-four-year-old Jack Coffman was one of the first cardiac rehab patients at MCMC earlier this year.

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  7. A couple riding bikes

    Cara's Knee Replacement Gives Her a New Spring in Her Step

    Cara Coffelt has a lot to celebrate. She recently retired after a 28-year career at Tri-Ko, Inc., a day and residential care facility for individuals
 with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And, thanks to a recent knee replacement surgery, she is looking forward to living an active retirement with less pain.

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  8. The Gallagher Family

    #OHbaby: Addie Gallagher Arrives on April Fool's Day in Less Than 30 Minutes

    Adeline Ora Tilly Gallagher wasn't joking around when she made her entrance into the world, arriving at 3:42 p.m. on April Fool's Day. This was the fourth child Kristi Gallagher delivered at The Birth Place at Olathe Medical Center and she's sad she won't be back.

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  9. Mike Laney with his two cardiologists

    A Young Father's Close Call with Heart Disease

    This 45-year-old father didn't have heart disease on his radar. But thanks to advanced diagnostics and the gut instinct of his cardiologist, Mike Laney was able to avoid a heart attack.

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  10. Madelyn Madden with Dr. Jay Murphy, a cardiologist at Olathe Medical Center.

    Heart Attack Survivor Trusts Cardiology Team at OMC

    Madelyn, an 82-year-old mother of seven from Ottawa, was headed to bed late one night when she began to feel “funny".

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