Heart and Vascular Care
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Norm Dingeldein thought he was on the road to recovery after his quadruple bypass surgery. His cardiologist, located in Cincinnati, recommended cardiac rehab to help his recovery.
But Norm’s health took a turn for the worse.
While Norm exercised at cardiac rehab at Kettering Health Hamilton, two staff members noticed something odd about his levels and contacted Norm’s cardiologist.
Norm needed immediate care.
They gave him two options: stay at Kettering Health Hamilton or go to his cardiologist. He chose to stay at Kettering Health Hamilton.
“I was very confident where I was at the time. I certainly did not want to be put in an ambulance and taken to Cincinnati,” Norm said.
Cardiac rehab took him to the emergency center. Staff ran several tests. A cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon recommended he have a pacemaker implanted.
Cardiologist Dr. Parthiv Shah implanted the pacemaker, and Norm was released from the ICU the next day.
“They put it in the same day,” said Norm, “which to me was a real plus.”
Because of consistent quality care and attention, starting with the staff in cardiac rehab, Norm walked out of the medical center that day with a healthier heart and a greater understanding of the quality of care at Kettering Health Hamilton.
Finding care near home
During his recovery, Norm gladly returns to the place that saved his life.
“I’m still recovering from everything. I still don’t have my stamina back to where I wanted to be, but I’m doing fine,” he said. “I seem to be getting better every day.”
He’s even switched to seeing the cardiologist who cared for him at Kettering Health Hamilton.
“I was satisfied with everything that happened,” Norm said. “I thought the cardiologist explained everything to me well, and I was confident in them.”
The blessing of cardiac rehab
He credits the two staff members at cardiac rehab for saving his life. Without their care and expertise, Norm knows things could have been much worse.
“I will always be eternally grateful to those two ladies at cardiac rehab,” Norm said. “I’m happy I picked Kettering Health Hamilton to do my cardiac rehab. That was a blessing.”
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