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VAD Surgery Saves Patient's Life

John Wise was on life support and needed action quickly to save his ailing heart.

University of Maryland Medical Center's team decided a ventricular assist device was the best route in John's care. Watch the video below or read John's story to learn what happened.



Heart transplant recipient throws out first pitch

It was 2010 and a blizzard left Baltimore buried in snow. That didn't stop Michael Yater from traveling to the University of Maryland Medical Center for a heart transplant. After successful surgery and a year of recovery, Michael threw out the first pitch at an Orioles game.