After having two stents placed in her heart, Christine knew she needed to stay proactive about her heart health. She monitored and maintained healthy cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI) — and knew what to look out for after learning that some heart conditions have unexpected symptoms, such as an asthma attack.
Christine’s experience equipped her with the knowledge that ultimately saved her life when she experienced sudden and severe pain in between her shoulder blades while driving. She immediately knew her heart was at risk and went to Reading Hospital as fast as possible. Our team quickly identified a massive blockage in one of her coronary arteries and knew Christine was an excellent candidate for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), a minimally invasive robotic procedure that allowed blood to move around the blockage and back to her heart. Christine had a fast recovery and continues to make incredible progress every day. With the help of our cardiac rehabilitation program — and support from her loving husband — Christine is more inspired than ever to stay in control of her heart health.