Cardiology Stories Make a Donation Make an Appointment Ask a Question Patients visit our campus every day, seeking our expert care in cardiology. Read our patients' stories and learn how you can support our work in cardiac research and treatment. 'I was so relieved when they said they could fix this.' Shortness of breath was the first sign of Christopher Orris' life-threatening heart condition. Thanks to the experts at National Jewish Health, he received the correct diagnosis and made a full recovery. Looking to the heart for a cure Paula Dodds was surprised to learn she had been born with a heart defect. Cardiac nuclear stress test saves a life Steve Chin came to National Jewish Health because of his worsening asthma. He left having undergone life-saving open heart surgery.