Patient Stories

Shoveling now can cause many people to suffer aches and pains, but for Beverly business owner, David Boeggeman, this winter’s annual ritual ended up saving his life. Boeggeman was shoveling a light dusting of snow from his walkway when he felt a brief pain in his chest. “A slight tightness in my chest just didn’t feel right,” said Boeggeman. “I knew I needed to get it checked out because I knew it wasn’t from exertion.”

After visiting his primary care physician and a cardiologist, he learned the cause of his chest pain: he had severe blockages in all his major heart arteries.  Read more

Warning Signs: Beverly Man Catches Heart Disease in the Nick of Time
Hear Dave Boegemann tell his story in this video

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