Georgia man finds help, hope after heart scare

Posted on: October 29, 2018

 

Things unraveled quickly for Sam Pittard in the summer of 2016. The 76-year old retired Canton, Georgia, IT manager had been diagnosed decades earlier with a heart murmur.

After suddenly growing fatigued, Pittard went to see his cardiologist. He ended up in a catheterization lab, then an operating room, undergoing open heart surgery to replace his faulty aortic valve. Pittard, who had always been athletic and healthy, emerged shaken.

"I'll be honest, I was concerned," Pittard says. "I was afraid. How far can I push this? What can I do?"

It took time, but Pittard found Northside Hospital Cherokee's cardiac rehabilitation program.

Cardiologist Dr. Apurva Shah says it's natural to feel nervous after a serious heart scare...



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