Linda Garrett said shortness of breath alerted her to something wrong, quickly heading to the E.R. for a diagnosis.
It was discovered she had major blockages in her arteries, and Dr. Elisa Quintos performed a quadruple bypass surgery to save her life.
This February, Garrett is using the designated Heart Health Awareness month to send a message to others of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
She said it is so important to think of prevention when dealing with possible heart disease, and to seek medical attention as soon as something does not seem right.
Dr. Quintos said her intense surgery was a success, citing many advancements SAMC is seeing and using to help treat heart disease.