When John Gaston woke up that spring morning in 2015, something didn’t feel right.
The 64-year-old was familiar with having shortness of breath because he had asthma his entire life. However, this shortness of breath, along with a lack of energy, was something new.
John called his primary care physician and was examined later that afternoon. His doctor said his heart rate was 180 beats a minute (normal is 60-100), so he asked him, “Can you drive yourself to UT Health East Texas or do you want to go by ambulance?”
“I can’t go to the hospital,” said John, “I’ve got a...Read More »