Patient Stories



Unexpected discovery leads to a life-saving procedure

As a registered nurse for close to 20 years, Sherry Tirelli knew something serious was happening when she developed high blood pressure, severe headaches and neck pain early last spring. While undergoing a series of tests at NSMC Salem Hospital to determine the root cause of her ailment—diagnosed and successfully treated as hereditary hypertension—an angiogram revealed that Tirelli had a potentially life-threatening condition.    Read more

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