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Patient Success Stories

"It's Important to Be Proactive"

Sam Levy, Sea Isle City, NJ

Sam_golfSam Levy of Sea Isle City inherited a love of the outdoors, a positive attitude...and a predisposition toward heart problems.

He suffered his first heart attack at age 50 and had emergency angioplasty and stent placement to open the blockage. Two more stents were placed in the same area two years ago at age 56. When he went for his annual check-up and stress test this year, more trouble loomed. Sam dealt with it head-on.

“With my history, it’s important to be proactive and not wait until a manageable problem becomes a crisis,” he states.

Sam learned that a new blockage was developing in the same artery, and that this time stent placement was not the solution. ARMC cardiac surgeon Howard Axelrod, MD, told him about a different option.

“Dr. Axelrod explained that minimally invasive bypass surgery — called a mini-CABG — would give me good results without having to undergo open heart surgery. And that’s just how it’s turned out.”

Today Sam is back on the golf links and feeling great.

“Everything about the experience was better than I expected. I’m really glad I took care of things when I did.”

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