Second Opinion Averts High‑Risk Cardiac Bypass

Barry’s mother was taken to a local emergency room with chest pains while many, including her doctor, were evacuating for a hurricane. After being told that she needed a cardiac bypass, Barry contacted PinnacleCare who arranged for a virtual second opinion with the head of cardiology at a major medical center and his mother’s subsequent transport for an aortic valve replacement by a top surgeon. No cardiac bypass was needed and she has continued to travel and enjoy her family.