Emergency Department Patient Stories
David Nowak experienced arm pain and what he thought was heart burn, but it turned out he needed primary angioplasty to open the three blocked coronary arteries causing his heart attack.
Emergency Department Team Acted Fast
David from Lowell
Fit, trim and active, 63-year-old Carmen Christiano is one of the last people you'd expect to have a heart attack. But that's exactly what happened to him while biking on a sunny July day.
Emergency Angioplasty Saves Bicyclist
Carmen from Chelmsford
Charles dropped to the kitchen floor. His heart had stopped. His wife performed CPR while his son called 9-1-1. The paramedics resuscitated Charles using a cardiac defibrillator and notified Lowell General Hospital to activate the cardiac catheterization lab, where an interventional cardiologist and support staff would be ready to perform an Emergency Angioplasty.
Ambulance Ride to Emergency Angioplasty
Charles from Tyngsboro
Within minutes of the accident, an unconscious Rachel was brought by ambulance with advanced life support to Lowell General Hospital, which is a state-designated Level III Trauma Center.
Coordinated Trauma Care Saves a Student
Rachel from UMass Lowell
After experiencing some periods of indigestion and feeling fuzzy-headed, Jack Fullen's wife convinced him to go to the hospital.
Surviving a Massive Heart Attack
Jack from Shirley
Anne Marie Hartung's symptoms were so vague at first that no one —even her primary care doctor — thought she was having a stroke.
Rare Type of Stroke Diagnosed
Anne Marie from Chelmsford
Emergency Department Team Acted Fast David from Lowell
Emergency Angioplasty Saves Bicyclist Carmen from Chelmsford
Ambulance Ride to Emergency Angioplasty Charles from Tyngsboro
Coordinated Trauma Care Saves a Student Rachel from UMass Lowell
Surviving a Massive Heart Attack Jack from Shirley
Rare Type of Stroke Diagnosed Anne Marie from Chelmsford