Today at age 81, Georgia resident Betty Brummet enjoys golfing, working in her yard, and an active lifestyle. But until recently her quality of life was not where she wanted it to be.
“I didn’t realize the extent of my condition and how long it had been hindering my lifestyle until after I had an angioplasty and stent put in,” said Betty. “Now, I’m able to fully enjoy all the activities I like doing without getting winded and having to stop midway through.”
Betty’s quality of life had diminished because she suffered from stable angina – frequent chest pain, shortness of breath, strained breathing and discomfort – and was forced to scale back the activities she loved. Although she tried medication to help alleviate some of these symptoms, she still found she was limited in what she could do, even after her medications were adjusted by her primary care physician.
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