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Published on November 05, 2013

James Lanham & Interventional Cardiology

James Lanham
Patient: James Lanham, Gaithersburg, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Service: Interventional Cardiology

Doctor: Dennis Friedman, MD

During a gym workout, Officer James Lanham felt some pain in his shoulder. Also suddenly tired, he decided to go home to rest. However, his watchful partner insisted Lanham go to the freestanding Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center in Germantown.

Doctors there confirmed a heart attack. An ambulance rushed him to the catheterization lab at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville.

Lanham's heart stopped for the first time in the ambulance. "The next thing I remember is waking up at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital six days later” the Gaithersburg resident recalls.

During that week, Dennis Friedman, MD, medical director of cardiac and vascular services at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, managed Lanham's care. "He came in with a massive heart attack, cardiac arrest and a 10 percent chance of survival," Dr. Friedman says.

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