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Advanced CT technology saves Bismarck woman's life
Dr. Brenda Miller, a family medicine doctor at Sanford SouthClinic, has been Ness’ primary care doctor for several years. Ness told her about the symptoms she was experiencing. “Dr. Brenda,” as Ness calls her, ordered a chest X-ray. But the X-ray didn’t show anything unusual, and Ness’s pain continued.
“Without the Aquilion One CT, Connie probably would have had a massive heart attack in six months,” Dr. Miller said.
When it comes to heart health, Dr. Miller said it is important to discuss family history and symptoms with your doctor.
“Women don’t complain about the same things as men,” she said. “Men come in with pressure on their chests, and we know right away what the problem is. Women often come in saying they don’t feel right or they can’t quite do as much as they used to.”
Ness can’t help but think about what could have happened to her without Dr. Miller and the Aquilion ONE.
“People like me died from this condition in the past,” Ness said. “Dr. Brenda saved me. I got another chance at life.” She quit smoking immediately, and is back to doing what she loves—being active, creating jewelry, enjoying life. Ness and her boyfriend, Joe, are taking the train to California this summer to see her son for the first time in 13 years.
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