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3 years 8 months ago

Shocking the heart into a normal rhythm

"The LifeVest essentially did what its name implies. It saved my life," says Colorado Springs patient and resident Walter Aufderheide. Aufderheide recalls the symptoms that sent him to the doctor's office - restless, sleepless nights in late October of 2010. Seems harmless, but for Aufderheide, his heart could not...

4 years 8 months ago

New heart pump can save lives

The doctors at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs will soon be using new lifesaving cardiac equipment. The TandemHeart Circulatory System manufactured by CardiacAssist Inc. pump helps critically ill patient by pumping blood through their bodies and letting their heart rest. Dr. John Mehall, a cardiac surgeon at Penrose,...

4 years 8 months ago

Free health screenings for Old North End

Instead of neighborhood watch, you might call it neighborhood health-watch. More than 200 people in the old north end neighborhood are partnering up with a local hospital to see how healthy they are. It's all part of the Healthy Neighborhood Project run by the Penrose - Saint Francis Health System....

4 years 9 months ago

Kayla comes home

These days, Kayla Kammrad looks happy and healthy, her oxygen tubing the only hint of the medical battle she's fought and won. The Cañon City mom had been hospitalized since mid October with a severe case of H1N1 flu. Her pulmonologist, Dr. Russell Lee, said Kayla's was the...

4 years 10 months ago

Canon City woman with H1N1 improving

Kayla Kammrad has been in the ICU at Penrose Main Hospital in Colorado Springs with the H1N1 virus since mid-October. The Canon City woman has been listed in critical condition most of that time, and doctors were cautious about her ability to recover. Now, the 22-year old is talking...

4 years 11 months ago

Canon City woman improving with H1N1 virus

The Canon City woman who contracted the H1N1 virus more than three weeks ago is showing signs of improvement, according to her father. Mike Williams tells News First 5 his daughter, Kayla Kammrad, is looking more like herself. She's been in the ICU of Penrose Hospital in critical condition...

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