Meet Chris Pryor, beating heart disease | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Meet Chris Pryor, beating heart disease

Chris Pryor felt healthy; however, when a cough just wouldn’t go away, he went to Norton Heart Specialists for a life-changing diagnosis. Meet Chris and other Norton Healthcare patients in the Report to Our Community.

Chris Pryor works out, he volunteers for his church, and he enjoys spending time with his family. He thought he was healthy; however, a persistent cough and sharp chest pains led him to Norton Heart Specialists, where his cardiologist, John S. Harris, M.D., ordered a stress test.

The results surprised Chris – multiple blockages requiring a five artery bypass.

“Never in a million years would I have thought I’d need heart bypass surgery, much less five bypasses.”

Learn more about Chris’s story in the Report to Our Community. You’ll discover more remarkable stories.

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