Winter 2009
Brought Back to Life
Feature Story
At first, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Westport resident Burton Stuttman, then 73, was working on his home computer one day last spring, when he suddenly broke into a cold sweat. He felt bloated, like he “needed to burp,” he says. “The bloated sensation didn’t go away after a few minutes, and the cold sweat was unusual, so I called my doctor.”
In this issue...
If you suspect that you or a loved one is having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately. Never drive yourself—or anyone else—to the hospital. The 9-1-1 operator will send an emergency medical services (EMS) team to your location to begin diagnosis and treatment.

We’ve all seen the classic Hollywood heart attack on the silver (and small) screen: sudden chest-clutching pain followed by a collapse on the floor. But in real life, most heart attacks are rarely classic.

My doctor has recommended a nuclear stress test. What’s the difference between a nuclear stress test and a regular stress test? Which is better?

When you are ready to begin making healthcare choices, we invite you to take advantage of this free service by contacting our Concierge, Joanna.

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