Grateful Patient: Tammy Smith

Grateful Patient Tammy Smith

I had been having weird chest pains throughout the previous day.  I thought they would go away.  I was only 49 years old.  I didn't think I could be having a heart attack.  After trying to sleep, I woke up with the pain again and knew there was a problem.  My husband, Terry, drove me to the Chambersburg Hospital.  I entered the emergency room around 5 a.m. and by 7 a.m. I had been taken to the cardiac catheterization unit, had a stent placed, and was in my room at the hospital.  The pains were gone.  If there were no interventional cardiology services in Chambersburg, I wouldn't be here today.

Tamara "Tammy" Smith, Chambersburg

Mrs. Smith underwent successful opening of a 100% blocked artery with a stent in 73 minutes of her presentation.  She recovered completely with no permanent damage to her heart muscle.


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