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Heart Care

One Surgeon. Two Triathletes. One Amazing Story.

Learn how Ray and Mike's heart surgeries made their lives, and bond, stronger.

Ray and Mike are more than just friends and training partners for triathlons, they share a bond most of us will never experience.

When Mike found out he needed to have bypass surgery, the surgeon he turned to was Dr. Jeremy Leidenfrost and the facility he chose was the Heart and Vascular Institute at St. Luke's Hospital. Both decisions ensured Mike had the expertise he needed, the resources he expected and the personal attention he was looking for.

Ray's journey was more unexpected. Just days after Mike's surgery, and after visiting him at St. Luke's Hospital, Ray found out he needed the same surgery. He also chose Dr. Jeremy Leidenfrost at The Heart and Vascular Institute at St. Luke's Hospital. In his words, he knew this is where he would get the best treatment and care possible.

Both Ray and Mike had successful surgeries, but more importantly, they are back even stronger, training for another triathlon. But their road doesn't end there. Their friendship has paths yet to be traveled and trails waiting to be conquered. Watch their story here.

For more information or to connect with a heart doctor, please call 314-205-6801. Or, register now for one of our heart-healthy programs and classes.

Learn more about our affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute.