Summer 2006
An Up-Beat Story: Pioneering Surgery in the Heart Institute
Feature Story
Stratford resident David Thorne didn't even know he had a heart problem until ten years ago, when he went mano a mano with a chainsaw and cut his hand. Not badly, fortunately, but he went to an urgent care center to have it looked at. When the doctor put a stethoscope to David's chest, he found a heartbeat that was fast and erratic—even for a man who just had a run-in with a man-eating garden implement. The physician recommended that David follow up with his own doctor.
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Check out your medicine cabinet. Are you taking a lot of different medications—prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbal remedies and vitamins? Send for a FREE Medication Form!

Ever tried to hold on to a wriggling two-year-old while you get her into her sneakers? Then you can imagine how hard it is for an anxious child to stay absolutely still for a 30–minute medical procedure such as an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging to create pictures of body organs and structures).

Bridgeport Hospital offers a wide variety of lectures, classes and screening events every year, most of which are FREE. More than 80,000 people have asked to receive advance notification about these health events as they occur.

"My sister, diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, has chosen to have a lumpectomy followed by radiation. Can you explain the pros and cons of lumpectomy?"