Patient Stories at Clara Maass Medical Center Heart Care Heart Failure Monitoring Solution Joseph, 84, exclaimed he felt like "a new man" now more confident in managing his Heart Failure following the placement of the CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) System. Read Joseph's story. Knee Replacement Surgery How Total Knee Replacement Surgery Landed Carol Welsch Back on the Ski Slopes Carol Welsch was 60 when she decided to take up skiing, an activity she enjoyed with her grandchildren. Read Carol's story. Weight Loss Weight Loss Surgery is a Family Affair I was 214 pounds at my heaviest but I thought I carried it well. I didn’t realize I would be eligible for surgery. Read Karen's story.