Anne Bunting

Houston, Texas Show full bio

Anne’s heart journey began in 2008 with congestive heart failure and an ICD implant. In 2014, she had biventricular assist devices implanted, as well as a heart transplant. Anne enjoyed attending WomenHeart Support Network meetings, before finally becoming a WomenHeart Champion. “For years, I was told that I had a heart murmur. I was an active child and adult and walked about 20 miles a week for exercise. But in 2008, that changed. I began to have trouble breathing even without exertion. When climbing a flight of stairs, I had to stop 2-3 times to catch my breath. Finally, it was so bad that I went to a cardiologist who admitted me to the hospital and I was diagnosed with Chronic Heart Failure. They implanted a pacemaker/defibrillator (ICD) to help my heart keep a good pace and I felt better until 2012. When I began to have trouble breathing again, I really thought that I was taking my last breath one night. I went to my doctor who confirmed that I was in the last stage of heart failure and she admitted me to the hospital. A that time my insurance wouldn’t cover a heart transplant so I had a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implanted in my heart. Shortly after that, I was able to get insurance that covered a heart transplant and was placed on the waiting list. Ten days later, I got the call that there was a heart for me. It was like I was back to normal! I could breathe, hike in mountains, work out, and travel.” (Video with Anne Bunting On Heart Failure: VAD, Heart Transplant, and Organ Donation)

Texas Heart Institute Positions

  • Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health Advisory Council , Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health
  • WomenHeart Community Educator (Class of 2014), Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health

Recent News

Daughters of the American Revolution Tejas Chapter Celebrates Heart Month with THI

Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter in Houston Talk (TXDAR Tejas Chapter) Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 Location: 555 Tallowood...

Trotter YMCA National Go Red Day with THI

In observance of American Heart Month, and in celebration of National Wear Red Day ® on February 2nd, 2017, Dr....

THI Celebrates Heart Month with Leading Women Educators of Delta Kappa Gamma International

Dr. Stephanie Coulter and WomenHeart Champions and THI Ambassador Sabina Varela and Anne Bunting to speak with chapters of the Delta...