Patient Stories

Grateful patient John Klimczak

Heart Attack Survivor
Patient John Klimczak and Michael Azrin, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, FAHA

Two months after a heart attack that nearly killed him, a 48-year-old father of two held a luncheon at UConn Health to thank all those who were involved in his care.

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Patient Tony Foto

Vascular Procedure to Treat an Aneurysm
Patient Tony Foto and James O. Menzoian, M.D.

Tony Foto was diagnosed with an extremely hard to treat aneurysm. The expert recommended to perform the complicated procedure was Dr. James Menzoian, vascular surgeon with the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center. The successful outcome has helped Tony get back to his normal routine.

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Patient Eugene Leach

Cardiac Care
Patient Eugene Leach, Jason Ryan, M.D., M.P.H., and Christopher Pickett, M.D.

Eugene Leach suffered a devastating heart attack while exercising at a local fitness center. Quick use of an AED, automated external defibrillator, helped save his life. When Leach arrived at UConn Health, a team of health professionals, including Drs. Jason Ryan and Christopher Pickett, performed vital procedures that helped preserve his quality of life.

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Patient Ray Leone

Wrist Angioplasty Procedure
Patient Ray Leone and Michael Azrin, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, FAHA

After suffering chest pains, he was told he would have to take several medications to ward off potential heart problems. An avid cyclist, he didn’t want any drug side effects slowing him down. He came to see Dr. Michael Azrin who performed a radial artery procedure that has him back on his bike without medications.

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Patient Ray Leone

Cardiology Medicine
Patient Bob Davidson and Peter Schulman, M.D.

With guidance and support from his cardiologist, this competitive runner is breaking records!

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