Articles for May 2014

I’m Happy, Right?

Samuel A. Kojoglanian, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Bonnie had no apparent risk factors for coronary artery disease, but had a major heart attack. Her blood pressure and cholesterol levels were normal. She never smoked and had no family history of premature coronary artery disease. At the age of 42, she ended up in the cardiac cath lab, needing a stent to save her life.

Pink Elephants

Samuel A. Kojoglanian, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Just saw Jed, a 78 years old kind gentleman, who was admitted to the hospital with “an elephant sitting on my chest.” When I asked him if the elephant was pink, he smiled and said, “Not sure about the color, Doc, but it weighed a ton!” Jed was no rookie to heart problems; he’d had 2 bypasses in the past and several stents to keep the new grafts open.