Richie Faulkner recovering after heart surgery in Louisville, Ky

Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during the metal band’s set at Louder than Life last month.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner is resting at home after suffering a life-threatening heart complication while on stage. 

The heavy metal band performed at Louder than Life Sept. 26 and during the set, Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection. 

An cardiac aortic dissection is a separation of the aorta into two areas of blood flow which can cause a number of complications including a heart to rupture.

Faulkner was taken to the Rudd Heart and Lung Center

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Metro Health, Mercy Health launching open-heart surgery program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Metro Health and Mercy Health are teaming up with Michigan Medicine to give patients another option for open-heart surgery in the Grand Rapids area. 

The partnership will be known as the Cardiovascular Network of West Michigan.  

“Michigan Medicine, one of the world’s leading health care organizations, especially in cardiovascular disease, I think they bring a different level of expertise. We’re proud to be a part of that,” Dr. Peter Hahn, the CEO of Metro Health-University of Michigan Health, said.

Michigan Medicine surgeons already perform heart surgeries at Mercy Health Muskegon. 

“We’ve had Michigan Medicine providers

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Amy Grant shares health update after heart surgery

Amy Grant has advice for those who think they are in good health: Get a professional “to check it out.”

Grant revealed in February 2020 she was diagnosed with a heart condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, undergoing open-heart surgery in June.

Now eight months after her surgery, Grant is sharing a health update and message about her experience with her heart defect in an interview on “Good Morning America” Wednesday.

“I feel fantastic. I just have this feeling like this is going to be the best year yet. I love it,” Grant said.

The singer unknowingly lived with

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After open-heart surgery, Amy Grant chases her dreams to help heal others

Vince Gill got scared late last year when he started to get short of breath walking up stairs.

So the 63-year-old country star went through a series of heart health tests with his cardiologist.

The results surprised Gill and his wife, Christian/pop star Amy Grant: Gill’s heart and major blood vessels were clear and in good shape, cardiologist John Bright Cage reported.

“I can’t believe I’m saying this, but your heart is fantastic,” the doctor told him. “You’re quite simply just fat and out of shape.”

After their laughs died down, Cage turned toward Grant.

“Hey, let’s check you out.”

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Alberta father-of-two dies after ‘non-essential’ heart surgery postponed due to COVID-19

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Jerry "Ched" Dunham died after plans to receive a pacemaker were postponed due to COVID-19.
Jerry “Ched” Dunham died after plans to receive a pacemaker were postponed due to COVID-19.

Jerry Dunham’s Facebook profile serves as a window into the frustration that plagued the final months of his life. 

In April, the 47-year-old Redcliff, Alta. native was informed that his plans to receive a pacemaker was being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic — as were all other “non-essential” surgeries in the province.

For Dunham, the news was a devastating blow. The appointment with his doctor had been six

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