There was no reason for Rex Pruitt to think he was in danger of heart failure. Yet Sanford doctors saw the bigger picture, realizing the healthy 51-year-old man needed immediate care to clear his artery and save his life.
From the moment that Erv Inniger walked into a North Dakota State University athletic building with chest pains, Sanford Heart’s lifesaving system of care was ready. This speedy response to his symptoms allowed him to survive a heart attack with no permanent damage to the muscles of his heart.
Irene Simmons didn’t know she was having a heart attack, but her local emergency services team did. Find out how regional Sanford Health hospitals work to get speedy treatment for cardiac patients, saving lives and hearts.
While Jan Larsen waits for a transplant, a mechanical device is keeping his heart ticking. This Sioux Falls man says being able to stay at a hospital close to home makes it easier to pass the time until he has a new heart.