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Posts tagged with “cardiac stent”

Cardiac Rehab Helps Woman Get Heart Healthy

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Dr. Mike Ayres

Helen “Snooky” Ward of Knoxville loves making people smile. She and her husband, Dallas, are professional clowns, entertaining crowds at local baseball games, community events and parties. But heart disease is no laughing matter to Ward. On Father’s Day in June, Ward had her second heart attack and second cardiac stent procedure in seven years. […]


Man’s Heart Cath Placed thru Wrist

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Dr. Mike Ayres

Battling heart disease and diabetes for years, Johnny Braden of Caryville, 67, had angioplasty in 1990 and a number of cardiac stents installed after that, the most recent in August at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. A cardiac stent is a tiny metal mesh cylinder that props open a blood vessel in the heart muscle […]