David Mann's progress is evaluated by his
cardiologist, Robert S. Grodman, D.O. David
is participating in a clinical trial at Botsford to
test a new cardiac monitor and alert system.
David Mann had no warning signs. He simply had a heart attack. Afterward, he improved his lifestyle and underwent bypass surgery to clear his arteries. But David’s family has a long history of heart disease, so even after taking these measures, he remained nervous about having another attack.
“I think it’s fairly common that you worry after a heart attack,” David says. “It’s always in the back of your mind, because you don’t want to go through it again.” David especially worried about exerting himself. He knew exercise was an important part of staying healthy, but he was concerned that if he pushed himself he might trigger another attack.
That’s why David and his cardiologist, Robert S. Grodman, D.O., both felt he was a good fit for a clinical trial of a new device, the AngelMed Guardian Cardiac Monitor and Alert System, is implanted in the chest in the same manner as a pacemaker would be. It alerts David to changes in heart patterns that require medical attention. “It beeps once, and I call the doctor,” David says, “It beeps three times, and I call 911.”
Botsford Hospital was asked by the Detroit Clinical Research Center to be involved in the testing of this new device. Dr. Grodman and Dr. Anton were pleased to participate. “Being involved in clinical research keeps us on the cutting edge of treatments and technologies,”Dr. Grodman says.
For David, the outcome is something simpler. “This device gives me peace of mind,” he says.
Ready for recovery? Botsford's full-service
cardiac rehabilitation program can
guide you back to health
after you have a cardiac event, such as a heart attack. Ask
your doctor, or
call a Botsford Cardiac Rehab nurse at (248) 471-8342.