Feeling Stronger Than Ever

Carl MillerAs someone who hit the gym hard four to five times a week, Carl Miller thought he was immune to cardiac disease—until his first heart attack at age 43. Carl had three stents put in and quit smoking, but the heart disease progressed.

In late 2015, Carl, then 56, could no longer ignore the heavy pressure he felt in his chest each time he worked out. After a cardiac catheterization, his doctor recommended surgery.

“I had quadruple bypass surgery at Henry Ford Macomb on a Thursday, and was home by Monday morning,” says Carl. “It couldn’t have gone better. Henry Ford Macomb’s staff was phenomenal. They put me at ease, inspired confidence, and updated my family several times throughout the surgery. I was back to work and walking three miles a day just seven weeks later.”

Today, Carl and his heart are doing great. He’s back to the activities he loves, including hunting, hiking and weightlifting. Carl’s advice, “Listen to your body and don’t ignore the signals it sends you. It might just save your life."

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