After waking up in extreme pain, Gene collapsed at home and was taken to an area hospital where he was diagnosed with a Type A aortic dissection. They could not provide the care he needed and two more hospitals also declined. The call to the DMC gave Gene a chance to survive. The DMC cardiovascular team repaired the aortic dissection, and put him on the road to recovery. Gene regained his strength through physical therapy at the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. When asked about his DMC experience, Gene shared, “The DMC helped me to enjoy my 85th Christmas this year with my family.”

Man in 30s Survives Stroke in his Brain Stem

May 28, 2019

Mr. Wilder had a stroke in January 2017. His clot was located in his brain stem, making his case more complicated to treat, according to DMC neurologist Dr. Sandra Narayanan who was also interviewed in this video. Without the biplane in the cath lab, she would not have been able to retrieve the clot.