Patient Stories



Longtime Salem resident Joanne Cunningham’s heart has always been filled with happiness. Surrounded by her large, extended family, the cheery great-grandmother enjoys nothing more than spending time with the people she loves. But this life full of love was unexpectedly interrupted when Cunningham’s heart began to race uncontrollably, causing her to experience dizzy spells, shortness of breath and a great deal of discomfort. Cunningham consulted her primary care physician, Maury McGough, M.D., Director of Primary Care at NSMC. Dr. McGough diagnosed her with atrial fibrillation.  Read more

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