Nguyen’s Moving Triple Bypass Patient Story at SSM Health

Nguyen’s Moving Triple Bypass Patient Story at SSM Health

August 18, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


I’m Nguyen Tran. I’m 49 years old and I had a triple bypass. Nguyen’s case is unusual in the sense that he’s very fit and he actually was training for marathons when we saw him. That would not be a person that would
have heart disease. Especially at his age. The first time that I started reaching about
8 miles it felt great but I was running in the city. So I started doing the countryside
roads and they’re a little bit more hilly. When I started reaching those
hills I couldn’t even do 2 miles. I ended up making an appointment. They said everything looks fine except
there’s just a little glitch in my EKG. So we persisted in investigating his problem. Originally what they thought they
were gonna do is just put a stent in. When they actually did the procedure the right
side was about 90% to 100% blocked. The left side, there were 2 blockages. One was about 50% and the
other was around 70% to 80%. We actually try to make sure that
we give the patients what they want. It was great because there was no
surprise and everything went really really well. We want to get them back to the life they really want. I’m doing great. I just recently finished a 5K. I did 2 of them so far. My long term goal is actually run a marathon. I truly believe that I received the
best care possible from SSM Health. Thank you for giving me hopefully a lot
longer life time and my family thanks you.