From Harbin Clinic:
When Greg Rayburn, owner of Rayburn Electric Company in Rome, Ga, went to the hospital for a routine diagnostic procedure, he had no idea the health crises he was about to face. Thanks to the work of Harbin Clinic physicians, despite a heart attack and a severe brain bleed, he is about to celebrate a year of health and recovery.
In March 2015, Rayburn was undergoing surgery to have a heart catheter, a small tube that is used to diagnose cardiovascular conditions, placed by Harbin Clinic Cardiologist, Dr. Charles Jackson. During surgery, Rayburn suffered a heart attack.
A heart attack occurs when the flow of the blood that carries oxygen becomes blocked, preventing the heart from getting the oxygen it needs. Dr. Jackson began emergency treatment and surgically placed a stent, a small mesh tube that props open a weakened or narrowing artery, to stop the heart attack.
Thanks to Dr. Jackson’s emergency intervention, the heart attack was stopped and Greg Rayburn was able to fully recover.
“Unexpected medical emergencies can be extremely dangerous,” said Dr. Jackson. “I’m glad to have been able to intervene quickly to ensure Greg was able to survive and fully recover.”
Approximately a month after his heart attack, Rayburn began experiencing a headache that wouldn’t go away. At the end of a long day, he told his wife he had been feeling unwell and was going to try to sleep off his weeklong headache. When his wife, Lynn, convinced him to get it checked out, neither could have imagined what the doctors at the emergency room found.
Once he had arrived at Redmond Regional Hospital, doctors discovered the cause of his headache was actually an acute subdural hematoma located in Rayburn’s brain.
An acute subdural hematoma (SDH) is a blood clot that forms between the brain and the brain’s tough outer covering, the dura mater. An acute SDH puts increased pressure on the brain, which can compress and damage delicate brain tissue.