Raymond Massey

A Timely Screening Saves a Life

When Raymond Massey paid a visit to the annual Heart Health Day at the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus, he was expecting a clean bill of health. At age 82, he was quite active, walking up to five miles a day and enjoying life. A winter snowbird from Rhode Island, Raymond had come to spend the winter in Kingsland with his daughter. He was surprised when a potential problem was spotted during his EKG. Echo Technician Teresa Fisher asked if he had a cardiologist and recommended that he consult with one as soon as possible.

Raymond returned to Rhode Island and saw a cardiologist who discovered that one of his arteries was 80 percent blocked. "I was shocked because I had no idea," Raymond remembers. "I got a stent put in and now I am all fixed up. I'm very glad that I went to that heart screening. I think it probably saved my life."

Raymond certainly plans to return next year for another screening. "That was one of the smartest things I've ever done," he says. "You can bet I'll be going back again."