Prof. Dr. med. Martin Grapow
"We have only this one life."
In 2020, Patricia Heiniger, a healthy woman, suddenly felt unwell while surfing. She fell off the surfboard and could not get back on. Even at home, her condition did not improve. Finally, due to the ongoing corona pandemic, she went to the hospital to perform a corona test. A routine checkup revealed that Ms. Heiniger was suffering from previously undetected heart problems that required surgery.
In her search for a suitable heart specialist, she came across Prof. Dr. med. Grapow and the HerzZentrum Hirslanden in Zurich . During a 1.5-hour phone call, the experienced doctor answered all of Ms. Heiniger's unanswered questions and explained the upcoming surgery procedure to her in great detail. The physician's closeness to the patient impressed her, which is why she decided to receive treatment at the HerzZentrum.
The operation took place a short time later, in September and was performed without complications. A two-week stay for monitoring followed, which also went smoothly. In the coming weeks, Ms. Heiniger focused entirely on her rehabilitation. From the sensitive treatment by the team around Prof. Dr. med. Grapow she can only report good things. Today Patricia Heiniger is well again and can devote herself to surfing free of complaints.