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Published on November 07, 2012

Karen Reed & Interventional Cardiology

Karen Reed
Patient: Karen Reed, Rockville, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Service: Interventional Cardiology

Doctor: Dennis Friedman, MD

Despite a heart attack and a stroke last summer, Karen Reed and her heart are growing stronger every day, thanks to the expert care she received at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and her commitment to cardiac rehabilitation.

Reed’s journey back to heart health started with what seemed like indigestion, escalating within hours to nausea, cold sweats and dizziness. She called 9-1-1.

When the paramedics arrived at her Rockville home, she asked to go to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital—a designated cardiac interventional center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems based on the quality of its heart care.

“In the emergency room, I saw the fear on my husband’s face, and I was determined this would not be it,” Reed, 65, recalls.

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