Volunteer Firefighter Back in Action

Harold Rhodes knows the importance of acting quickly in an emergency.

Thanks to the expert cardiovascular surgeons at SoutheastHEALTH, he's back in the driver's seat of the Patterson, Mo., fire department truck, ready when duty calls.
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As a volunteer firefighter, Harold Rhodes knows the importance of acting quickly in an emergency. When Harold started experiencing chest pain and discomfort several hours after fighting a sixteen acre brush fire, he recognized the symptoms and sought immediate medical attention.

George Berberian, MD, FACS a cardiovascular surgeon at SoutheastHEALTH, performed lifesaving heart surgery. After successful cardiac rehab, Harold has returned to the fire house a healthy man.