Saint Luke's Stories

UMKC Med School Leader Has Firsthand Knowledge of Broken Heart Syndrome
After ending up in the hospital with a stress-induced heart issue, Louise stayed optimistic and made lifestyle changes to turn her health around.
Innovative Valve-in-Valve Procedure Allows Mother to be More Active
Jersita Samo had been dealing with heart issues for half her lifetime when it got to the point where she could not do her typical day-to-day activities.
Heart Pump is One Tool Cardiologist Used to Help Save Area Sheriff's Life
As the sheriff of Livingston County, Steve Cox was used to calamities happening … to someone else. The 52-year-old was seeking a fifth term in office when his own heart stopped beating.
Broken Heart Syndrome Leads to Personal Health Campaign
After dealing with a scary episode and overcoming her own heart issues, Dixie started an effort to educate the women in her life about heart attacks.
Brain Injury Patient says she had 'Angels' Looking Over Her
What began as a middle-of-the-night trip to the bathroom turned into a nightmare—and then a miracle—for 83-year-old Chillicothe resident Shirley Eskew.
Saint Luke’s Heart Transplant Recipient Becomes World, U.S. Transplant Games Medalist
Barb Sheble is the picture of health as a Transplant Games competitor, but it has been a long and bumpy road to get to this point, with no shortage of perseverance.
The BariGirls
After losing a combined total of 305lbs, with the help of bariatric weight-loss surgery, a mother/daughter duo are helping other bariatric patients navigate the waters of their new healthy lives.
Watchman Implant Device May Have Saved Toymaker’s Life
Nearly 20 years ago, Carl learned he had an irregular heartbeat. He was given the Watchman device that later may have saved his life.
Saint Luke's Hospice House Brings Comfort to Roscoe's Family during his End of Life Journey
When it was Roscoe's family's decision on what his end of life journey looked like, they decided to come to Saint Luke's Hospice House. Hear how their Hospice House experience helped everyone in the family.