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Linda Fisher's heart story



"The next thing I knew, I was hooked up to a crash cart in the Medical Center of the Rockies emergency department. I was so scared because I thought I was going to die. But it was such a comfort to see familiar faces there like Dr. Oldemeyer, my cardiologist. Dr. Timothy Johnson put in an emergency pacemaker in to regulate my heart.

My experience at Medical Center of the Rockies was really good. They took such good care of me. The doctors caught my heart problem right away and truly saved my life. They got me in, knew what was wrong, and I had the surgery. Now I'm on my way to much better days. I'm even running again."

Linda's advice to others

  • Be your own patient advocate. If something doesn't feel right, get to the bottom of it. Don't ignore it.
  • Get screened for heart disease.

More about Linda

An avid runner and working mother, Linda began having heart problems at age 32. The problems were tested and monitored for several years. She was opening a door one day when she felt a shock run through her body that stopped her in her tracks. The sensation jolted through her as if something was hitting her in the chest.

Over the next few weeks, the shocks led to black-outs and she ended up in the Medical Center of the Rockies emergency department. 

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