A Second Chance at Life
Chiefs superfan Dan Boos had just wrapped up an interview with a local news station at a Chiefs’ Red Friday event when the heart attack happened. Standing inside his red-and-gold clad tailgating bus, the 57-year-old collapsed on the floor.
Strangers and medical professionals administered CPR until Dan underwent emergency heart surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. Dan was considered the “sickest person in the hospital” when he arrived. He suffered a 100-percent blockage of his main heart artery. And despite the surgery, Dan continued to experience life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms.
Defying extremely low survival odds, Dan returned home to his family after a month in the hospital. Today, he’s doing things he’s never done before to make the most of the second chance he’s been given.
Since the Mid America Heart Institute opened its doors in 1981, our team of cardiologists, surgeons, and specialists have successfully delivered quality, comprehensive heart care to hundreds of thousands in our community.
We’re proud to be among the top 50 in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report. And we’re the third hospital in the nation to receive Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification from The Joint Commission.
But we can’t continue to innovate, educate, and excel without your generosity. Please help us accelerate innovation and bring more hope to patients and their families during their most critical and trying moments. Your generosity will save lives and honor the extraordinary care our Mid America Heart Institute team provides.