Success Stories

"When you're having a heart attack every second counts.I'm alive today because SOMC is here for me." Gary

Gary says that he is called the “miracle man.” He came to SOMC’s emergency department with symptoms of heartburn and indigestion. The nurse at the triage desk took him right back to the treatment area. Less than a minute later, his heart stopped. He was revived. His heart stopped again. He was once again revived.

This process was repeated 20 times before Gary’s heart could be stabilized enough to be rushed into the SOMC Catheterization Lab. There, an experienced team inserted a stent to open his blocked artery. Time is muscle. Thanks to SOMC Heart & Vascular Services, time was on Gary’s side.