Patient Stories

Real Stanford patients share their stories as part of Healthnotes, a community health education series from Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

Understanding A Woman's Heart Means Knowing What to Look For

Patient Story Reyna Robles was always the first one up and the last one to bed, the kind of person whose warmth and energy seemed effortless, possessed of more than enough steam to come home from her full-time job, to select recipes from her large collection of cookbooks to prepare a meal for her husband and children, and then to take her dogs for walk and help her kids with homework. Before bedtime, she'd fit in a good work out. Full story »

New approaches to prevent, detect and treat women's heart disease

Patient Story Cindi Lubeck had noticed that she tired out just a quarter-mile into her usual two-mile treadmill walks, but she thought it might have something to do with the 14 weeks of work she'd just completed in Louisiana. She had walked for miles every day through the ruin caused by three hurricanes, as a catastrophe insurance adjuster. And she was taking snowboarding lessons, which explained, she thought, the recurring pain in her right arm. Her shortness of breath, she thought, came from the dust she had inhaled while cleaning out her mother's attic. Full story »

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