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Published on November 22, 2011

Mike Chapman & Interventional Cardiology

 

Mike Chapman
Patient: Mike Chapman, Silver Spring, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital

Service: Interventional Cardiology

Doctor: David Brill, MD

Mike Chapman, a former computer programmer, ditched his desk job and took up construction because he wanted to do something more hands on. Between work and the schedules of his two teenage sons, Chapman was constantly on the go. “I’ve always led a busy, active lifestyle,” he says.

One afternoon, while cleaning camping gear from a recent trip with his son’s Boy Scout troop, Chapman started feeling discomfort in his upper chest. Not long after that, he started feeling dizzy, nauseated and hot. He thought it could be a heart attack, but at 48 years old, with no family history, he found it hard to believe. “This totally caught me off guard,” he says. “I knew something weird was happening and I thought, I need to call my wife.”

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