Heart attacks are a terrifying, life-threatening condition for many Americans. In Chicago, individuals who are predisposed to heart problems are often aware of their limitations and take active steps to ensure that they are keeping their hearts as healthy as possible to prevent attacks and other heart-related traumas. One way that many individuals deal with their potentially problematic hearts is to seek medical attention when they believe they might be suffering from heart issues. As beneficial as we all hope this would be, it does not always turn out so.
In 2014, a Cook County resident visited a doctor at Edward Hospital to participate in a nuclear exercise stress test. The test was intended to evaluate his heart and revealed that the patient suffered from plaque in some of his coronary arteries. The doctor responsible for his care then subjected him to an angioplasty, a procedure intended to clear the plaque blockages, but the procedure did not accomplish its intended purpose.