“Cardiac Rehabilitation isn’t easy but good things don’t come easy. Having such an excellent group of people helping me through the experience was important. Everyone was so involved, professional and committed to my success that it motivated me to change my lifestyle for the better. I would recommend the program to anyone with heart-related problems."
Rick Gonzales, Spencer MA
"I didn't realize I was having a heart attack when I went to the Emergency Department at UMass Memorial Medical Center with symptoms unlike anything I'd felt before. But it was a heart attack, and I collapsed at the entrance of the Emergency Department. The staff resuscitated me three times before I was brought to the Cath Lab and implanted with a heart pump to help support my heart function. Thanks to the compassionate, excellent care of the UMass Memorial staff during my 12 days in the hospital, my recovery got off to a great start. And since my stay, the UMass Memorial Cardiac Rehab Program and the Cardiovascular Center where I've gotten my continued care have kept me on course, helping me to further recover my heart, returning me to a very active lifestyle."
Dan Wolpert, Worcester, MA