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Heart Failure

When William was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure, doctors weren¹t sure he would make it through the week; until he met Penn heart failure specialist Dr. Ross Zimmer.

What William thought was the flu, turned out to be something much worse. When he was so weak, he decided it was time to visit the local emergency room. It was there that doctors discovered his pulse was 180 and out of rhythm. As William and his family were preparing for the worst, he also had a new reason to fight: his first child was on the way.

The next morning, William was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. He was sent for a cardiac catheterization, and that's when he met heart failure specialist Ross Zimmer, MD. William put is life in Dr. Zimmer's hands, and in under a year he was fully recovered and back on the police force. Almost 20 years later, Williams still travels the 50 miles to see Dr. Zimmer at Penn's community cardiology location in Cherry Hill.

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