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Posts categorized as “Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”

Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehab Gets Dancer Back on Her Toes

Posted on May 9, 2016

Before coming up with her walking routine, 79-year-old Jin Gaston attended Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program for 12 weeks after her quintuple bypass surgery. The program instructors taught her the importance of exercising to recover from the heart surgery that likely saved her life. “My doctors say I was a walking heart time bomb,” […]

Wife Saves Stubborn Husband from Heart Attack

Posted on May 9, 2016

If there’s one thing 57-year-old Eddie McMillan of Knoxville has learned in the last year, it’s not to argue with his wife, Teresa, in the middle of the night. Last June, McMillan had been having shortness of breath for about a month. He made an appointment with Knoxville Heart Group cardiologist Dr. Daniel Slutzker for […]

Dr. George Krisle’s Prescription for Good Cardiac Health

Posted on May 9, 2016

Heart disease is the number one health issue in our country today. Obesity and smoking are two ofthe main reasons why. And, adds Krisle, “I learned the hard way that you can’t outrun your familyhistory.” Krisle’s grandfather was a smoker and passed away suddenly when he was 58 yearsold. His father smoked one pack a […]