Patient Stories

Soon after taking a trip to Washington, D.C., Sister Burns, vice principal at Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody, visited NSMC cardiologist Andrew Kemper, M.D., who performed a stress test.

The test suggested that she had a blockage in one of the arteries of her heart, and that she had suffered a minor heart attack during her trip. "I remember getting the news that I had suffered a heart attack," said Sister Burns. "I was so surprised because I didn't think that heart attacks were supposed to happen that way."   Read more