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Published on December 11, 2011

Parag Parikh & Interventional Cardiology

James Lanham
Patient: Parag Parikh, Germantown, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Service: Interventional Cardiology

Doctor: Michael Castine, MD

It started as tingling in his shoulder and continued as discomfort in his chest. Then his heart began racing.

At just 41 years old, Parag Parikh of Germantown was suffering a heart attack.

Despite a family history of heart disease, Parikh wasn’t sure he was having an attack. “I called 911 to be safe,” he says.

Within minutes, paramedics had performed an electrocardiogram (EKG) and sent the results directly to physicians at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, thanks to LifeNet—a communications system newly installed in all Montgomery County ambulances that sends critical medical information to physicians while patients are en route to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Washington Adventist Hospital.

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