Cardiac rehab great at Greenwood Leflore Hospital

Greenwood Commonwealth Letter to the Editor

In 2007, I had a heart attack. The late Dr. Wally Moses sent me to St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, where I underwent bypass surgery for five arteries in my heart. My cardiologist and surgeon sent me to cardiac rehab at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, and I recovered nicely after my surgery.

In November 2017, 10 years later, I had to go back to St. Dominic Hospital, where I had two stents for recurring blockage. My cardiologist referred me back to cardiac rehab. He gave me an option of places to go, and I decided to go back to Greenwood Leflore Outpatient Cardiac Rehab.

I was hooked up to a heart monitor each time I attended sessions where they recorded my heart rhythm and rate, blood pressure and oxygen, and sent the results to my heart doctor. The education and counseling that I received about my heart conditions, medication and diet were invaluable.

While enrolled in cardiac rehab, I met patients from all over the Delta, such as Clarksdale, Dublin, Grenada, Holcomb and Winona, who had experienced heart trouble, and they, too, were referred to cardiac rehab to assist in their recovery.

I would like to personally thank Dr. John Hey, who serves as the medical director for cardiac rehab at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, and his team: Lee Roach (nurse), Sydney Anne Aden (exercise specialist), John Cook (exercise physiologist) and Trina Moore (nurse). I feel these people are the reason I am here today. They treated me more like family than as a patient.

Bo Branch of Morgan City