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Posts tagged with “blocked artery”

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 […]

Fort Sanders Heart Team Saves Knox Man from Deadly “Widow Maker” Heart Attack

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Coronary Angiography

For most of his 73 years, Dave Matthews has been very healthy and active. The West Knoxville man walks several miles every day, has never smoked and never experienced any heart problems. That’s why Matthews was surprised when he suddenly began having severe chest pains, trouble breathing and heavy sweating while running errands one day […]

Woman’s Heart Blockage Treated with Procedure thru Wrist

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Coronary Angiography

Judith Hodge sees people with heart disease every day. As a staff member of the Fort Sanders Heart Center, she well knows the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. But, when Judith herself began experiencing chest pains off and on, she dismissed the warning signs. She spent the night in the hospital and in […]

Wife Saves Stubborn Husband from Heart Attack

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Coronary Angiography

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 […]

Quick Door-to-Balloon Times Save Lives

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Coronary Angiography

During an acute heart attack every moment counts. Door-to-balloon time – the amount of time beginning when the patient arrives at the emergency room to the opening of the blocked artery causing the heart attack– is critical in these types of cases. Read more about the importance of quick door-to-balloon times.

A New Lease on Life

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Coronary Angiography

Darrell Wolfe had suffered a heart attack in 1994 and believed he was having another. “I told my supervisor, ‘I don’t feel too good.’” Dr. Mike Ayers, the doctor who successfully treated him in 1994. Dr. Ayres had Wolfe taken directly to the cath (cardiac catheterization) lab. The team opened his blocked artery in only […]