Stanford Cardiac Arrhythmia Service

Our patients tell their stories

We’ve found over the years that our patients make the best story tellers. Here are just a few of those stories, and the happy endings we’ve helped write.

Eugene Tsuji was biking on a trail in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in Aptos, Calif., when his heart monitor went bananas. 

"It took off to about 160 beats per minute and then dropped to 50. It seemed confused. Then it went back to normal," recalled Tsuji, 47, an avid cyclist, of that day in 2003. "I didn’t notice any symptoms at that point, so I blew it off. I figured there was something wrong with it."

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Mintu Turakhia, MD

Mintu Turakhia, MD, used a cardiac catheter ablation procedure to treat Linda Munoz' "nuisance arrhythmia."

Linda Munoz had been rushed to Stanford Hospital & Clinics on a Life Flight helicopter: The 28-year-old pregnant woman was suffering mysterious heart problems, and doctors feared that they could make delivery not only more difficult, but potentially fatal —for both her and her unborn child.

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