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02/20/13 — Partnership allows heart patients to get surgery close to home

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Partnership allows heart patients to get surgery close to home

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on February 20, 2013 1:46 PM

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Dr. J.D. Gupta points to a screen displaying an image of an artery where a stent would be placed. Wayne Memorial Hospital is now able to perform cardiac intervention procedures, saving patients a trip to WakeMed Heart Center and, in some cases, lives.

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Dr. Gupta, Dr. Joel Schneider and Dr. Waheed Ahktar stand in the catheterization lab of Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Gary Pine thought it was just heartburn when he returned from his third shift of work at Butterball Jan. 10 and had a sharp pain in his chest. "It felt like someone was holding a blowtorch to my chest,"...

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