scroll to the top of page

Heart Treatment at Fort Sanders Scores Big With Coach

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Coronary Angiography

Coaching has been part of Joseph Fisher’s life for years. The Knoxville man, 54, has volunteered his time with many Peewee football, basketball and baseball teams.

On Aug. 27, 2012, at an 8-year-olds’ football game, Fisher discovered he was not as well as he thought he was. He felt a severe burning in his chest and nausea. Once at home, Fisher went to the kitchen for some more mustard. But before he had a chance to take a sip, Fisher collapsed in full cardiac arrest. His heart was not beating, nor was he breathing.

At Fort Sanders, interventional cardiologist Dr. Brian Adams diagnosed Fisher as having a heart attack.

Read the full story about how Dr. Brian Adams performed several invasive cardiac procedures to open Joseph Fisher’s blocked artery.