Ruth Ngwaro, Advocate for Heart Patients in Kenya

Ruth Ngwaro, an advocate for patients with heart disease, receiving a certificate from the Noncommunicable Disease Alliance of Kenya   Born with a congenital heart defect, Ruth Ngwaro, now 31, has had four open heart surgeries since the age of 3. Her most recent operation was on World Heart Day (September 29), 2020. At the age … Continued

Karen Stombaugh: What It Was Like to be a Nurse in the US 50 Years Ago

One of the first cardiac nurses in Minnesota, Karen Stombaugh began her career in the late 1960s. She remembers her first job in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as “very nerve-wracking.” Among her patients were adults who underwent open heart surgeries that had become broadly successful only a few years prior. Karen made an impact in … Continued

Welcome to Our New Board and International Advisory Leaders

We’re delighted to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors: Anu Codaty, Jeffrey Gleason and Darren Nauss, along with Nick Seddon, new to our International Advisory Board. Anu Codaty is General Manager of International Pain Therapies Business and Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for All Neuromodulation Strategies at Medtronic. Anu is a … Continued