(Gillette, Wyo.) - Patricia Franklin was having chest pains back in early 2015. She didn’t know if it was just heartburn or even a heart attack. All she knew was that her chest hurt. After a trip to the Emergency Department and an EKG, Dr. Sairav Shah asked her to come in right way for a stent to help keep blood vessels open.
Trisha had a family history of heart disease and knows how lucky she is to have the doctors and the Cath Lab here in Gillette. “I didn’t want to have this experience, but it was a good experience,” says Trisha. “Everyone in the clinic was super, and Dr. Shah is fantastic.”
Read more of Patricia’s story here.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. And the symptoms women experience can be different than men. Women should be aware of shortness of breath, back pain, jaw pain, nausea, or the more well-known heart attack symptoms of chest pain and radiating discomfort in the left arm. If you aren't feeling normal or are experiencing any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Campbell County Health, 501 S. Burma Ave., Gillette, WY 82716, 307-688-1000
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