Patient Stories

We’re sharing numerous incredible and inspiring stories from patients whose lives have been forever changed by medtech. Preview their stories here, then catch them in person at the Patient Pavilion



What should have been one of the happiest days of Jessica’s life quickly turned into a nightmare when she developed peripartum cardiomyopathy. Hear her inspiring story.

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Lucie was diagnosed with COPD and emphysema. Despite years of inhalers, oxygen therapy and other medical management, Lucie’s symptoms continued to worsen. After hearing about a patient who had been treated with the Spiration Valve System in a clinical trial, Lucie discussed this option with her physician. Now, Lucie feels like she has a second chance. Hear her inspiring story.