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Life Changing: Heart Disease came as shock for William Davis

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Friday, January 30, 2015 “I was given a bottle of nitroglycerin tablets and was told that, if the pain returned, to put one of the tablets under my tongue and let it dissolve,” Davis said. “If the pain did not go away in five minutes, I was to take another nitroglycerin table and, if after three tablets the pain was still there, I was to get to Baptist South and in a hurry. The nitroglycerin tablets would expand the arteries and open them until I could get to the emergency room.”Days later, Davis was watching the NCAA basketball tournament on television when he began to feel tightness in his chest. He immediately put a nitroglycerine tablet under his tongue, then another and a third.“The nitroglycerine wasn’t working and we left right then for Baptist South,” Davis said.Frances Davis transported her husband from Troy to Baptist South in 31 minutes, earning her the title, NASCAR Nana, William Davis said laughing. Skip By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Life Changing: Heart Disease came as shock for William Davis William Davis had no history of high blood pressure or high cholesterol. He had never smoked yet one of his arteries was completely blocked and two others were partially blocked.Davis never expected that he would have a heart condition. He was shocked.“On March 22, 2013, I was working in Cordele, Georgia and everything was going fine, I thought,” Davis said. “I was watching basketball on television and, all of a sudden, I felt a tingling in my elbows and my arm pits. It was a feeling like nothing I had felt before.” By Secrets Revealed You Might Like Vicious animal attack leads officer to kill dog One day after an attack left one dog dead and another quarantined, police are still unsure of the owner for… read more This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… “We did the right thing in getting to the hospital in a hurry,” Davis said. “When you suspect you’re having a heart attack, there’s no time to waste.”
Davis was prepared for a heart cauterization that revealed one artery was completely blocked and two others were partially blocked.“An EKG is fine if you are having a heart attack but a cauterization is the only way for doctors to determine if you have blockages,” Davis said. “They run a wire from your groin area through your heart and it shows where the blockages are if you have any.”Davis had three stints put in his arteries to keep them open so the blood would flow more freely.“Surgery was not required and I was one fortunate and thankful man,” he said. “I went home knowing what I had to do for my heart’s health. First, I had to eat right and, by that, it meant eating only things that swim or fly and nothing fried. I was told that pork – the ‘other white meat’ — is not healthy. It’s dangerous.“I was to take my medications as directed and exercise by walking four to five times as week for about 45 to 60 minutes, non-stop. If I would do those things, I would protect the rest of my heart.”Although, Davis had no history of high blood pressure or high cholesterol and was a non-smoker, he had a family history that included heart disease.“My heart problems are heredity,” he said. “There’s nothing you can do about your family history but you can take measures to protect yourself from heart disease.”Davis said eating right and exercising are the heart healthy things to do. And, also, the smart things to do, for overall good health.Davis is a member of the Pike County Heart Association Board and is grateful for the opportunity to help raise awareness of heart disease and monies to fund research into the prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke.The association’s annual Survivors’ Breakfast will be Feb. 7 at Park Memorial United Methodist Church and all survivors of heart disease and stroke are invited to attend. The annual Pike County Heart Walk will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Troy Recreation Center. All of those who support the Pike County Heart Association and the American Heart Association are encouraged to attend. The next day, Davis left Cordele around 2 p.m. to drive home to Troy. He admitted that he was uneasy about the pain he had felt.“Really, I was scared it was my heart,” he said.He saw his physician, who recommended an EKG. A week later, Davis was scheduled to see a cardiologist in Montgomery. Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Articlelast_img read more