Dolores Edwards

Dolores Edwards

Dolores Edwards

“Being close to home was very important to me. It is important for people to know that we have experts in heart care right here at Mount Nittany Medical Center." –Dolores Edwards

Two days before Thanksgiving in 2008, Dolores Edwards was at home and began experiencing pain in her jaw, left arm and chest. She was having a heart attack.

Upon arrival at Mount Nittany Medical Center’s Emergency Department, Dr. Stephen Miller, the surgeon on call, made the critically important decision to prepare Dolores for cardiac services.

When she arrived in the cardiac catheterization lab, the heart alert team was already assembled in the catheterization lab and had begun assessing Dolores’ condition. The team determined that an interventional catheterization would be necessary to save Dolores’ heart and her quality of life.

Dolores was in the hospital for two days before returning home to continue her recovery. She now walks on a treadmill every morning and continues to enjoy everyday life activities, like gardening. “When I read about heart attack patients, I am reminded of the severity of the problem, but I am also reminded of the wonderful team that came to my rescue and know they will help many more people like me.”

Dolores’ experience was a success thanks to the combination of high quality, efficient care and cutting-edge medical technology.

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