About 6 weeks ago, I started having chest pain on my first outdoor road
bike rides of the spring. This continued for a few weeks regardless of
whether I had eaten a meal prior to the ride or not.
I contacted Dr. Bacidore, saw him on Thursday, 17 June and he recommended
a stress test with pre and post nuclear perfusion.
These tests were conducted on Thursday, 24 June revealed irregularities
so Dr. Bacidore scheduled a heart catheterization for Thursday, 1 July 2021.
A 95% blockage of the of left anterior descending artery was located, a
stent was emplaced, and a life threatening condition was corrected!
I was impressed with how quickly my symptoms were addressed and diagnosed.
I would like to thank everyone involved in the process leading up to the
heart catheterization. Dr. Herron and the team that performed the stress
and nuclear perfusion tests, and especially Dr. Bacidore along with the
entire heart cath lab team at GSH!
I am a lifelong resident of Washington but have always been treated by
physicians associated with GSH going back to my pedatrician, Dr. Thomas
Barrett. I spent a week in GSH at the age of 5 due to a severe kidney
infection and have undergone numerous procedures at GSH over the years.
I am now 57 years old.
It still amazes me that Dr. Bacidore and the heart cath team were able
to repair my beating heart in Vincennes, IN!
I just wanted to take a few minutes to tell my story and express my gratitude.