Soccer mom, teacher, and stroke survivor

Posted on April 28, 2016

School teacher Stephanie Blackstock remembers staring out at the world from inside a body that was rendered helpless.

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LeConte Cardiac Rehab Helps Ron Rowe Enjoy Life

Posted on April 28, 2016

Ron Rowe, 71, is an energetic, youthful senior who can still hit an inside-the-park homer, climb a tree with a chainsaw in hand, and chase the great grandkids.

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Cardiac Rehab Helps Frank Kolski Overcome Exercise Fear after Heart Attack

Posted on April 28, 2016

After Frank Kolski’s heart attack, Nicholaos Xenopoulos, MD, placed two stents in Kolsi’s blocked arteries and ordered 36 one-hour cardiac rehabilitation outpatient sessions. But the idea of exercising frightened Kolski. “I’ll be honest with you, I was afraid,” says Kolski. “What are these exercises going to do to me? Would they cause another heart attack? […]

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Patient Whose Heart was Broken Twice Thankful to be Alive

Posted on April 28, 2016

After an emotional service memorializing her late husband and others who had passed away, Jessie Hood, 81, began experiencing chest pain on the way home.

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“Talking” Defibrillator Vest Keeps Patient’s Heart Beating En Route to Hospital

Posted on April 28, 2016

Billy Rayburn was finishing his morning routine when he received the shock of his life. The 79-year-old Harriman man had been released

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Teenager Sarah Hill Undergoes Ablation to Restore Heart’s Rhythm

Posted on April 28, 2016

From the time Sarah Hill was in 7th grade, she knew something was wrong. The Maryville resident says she began to feel a strange fluttering her heart,

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James Clark, Parkwest’s 100th TAVR Patient, is ‘Back to Active’ One Month Later

Posted on April 28, 2016

James Clark began having difficulty completing his daily two-mile neighborhood walk. “Any type of exertion and I would get a lot of pressure and pain in my heart area,” says Clark,

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Parkwest’s First TAVR Patient Tells Benefits of Procedure

Posted on April 28, 2016

Five days past his 88th birthday, Roy Ogle became Parkwest’s first-ever TAVR patient. Ogle is a living testament to what TAVR can do for

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