Brooklyn heart patient says doctor saved her life by urging her to seek treatment

A Brooklyn heart patient who was scared to go to the hospital during the pandemic says a doctor saved her life after urging her to get medical help.

News 12 Staff

Aug 2, 2020, 5:19 PM

Updated 1,396 days ago

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A Brooklyn heart patient who was scared to go to the hospital during the pandemic says a doctor saved her life after urging her to get medical help.
Ann Apasewicz says that back in April, at the height of the pandemic, she didn't want to go to the hospital for chest pains out of fear of getting coronavirus.
She says she did a virtual visit with her doctor instead, and that he told her to go to the hospital. After going to NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, Apasewicz says she felt safe from being infected with coronavirus because the hospital made sure to keep everything clean and staff wore PPE.
Cardiologist Dr. George Fernaine, Apasewicz's doctor, says that delaying medical care can be deadly. He wants patients to know that hospitals have safety measures in place to keep them safe.
Apasewicz says Fernaine saved her life and hopes her story will help others who need medical care know that it's safe to do so even during a pandemic.
 


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