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Capital Regional Heart Patient Tommy Ailstock

He met the Widow Maker.
We helped him get the best of her.

Tommy Ailstock

One evening in late December, Tommy Ailstock and his wife decided to go for a bicycle ride. "He got very winded and we knew something was wrong," his wife, Lisa, said. "He couldn’t make it to the end of the street."

Tommy was treated by Dr. Carey Dellock, an interventional cardiologist with Capital Regional Cardiology Associates. Dr. Dellock ordered a stress test and echocardiogram which eventually led to a diagnostic catheterization which showed a 75% blockage in his main artery. It’s the kind of blockage they call a Widow Maker.

Tommy underwent bypass surgery, performed by another physician, and now, he says, life is great. "I have energy, I feel really good. Because of Dr. Dellock, I’m alive today. I’m grateful to the entire team at Capital Regional Medical Center. I owe them my life."

At HCA North Florida, we partner with physicians so they can do what they do best; provide first-rate cardiac care by utilizing state-of-the-art technology, first-class facilities and world-class physicians.



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