Thanks to Extensive Experience with Heart Attack, Yale Medicine Saved His Life

Signs of a heart attack are generally easy to spot. But not in the case of Ron Ferriolo. After a week of intermittent chest pain, he went to Yale Medicine.

Gail D’Onofrio, MD, chair of Emergency Medicine, knew that despite Ferriolo’s lack of traditional symptoms, something wasn’t right. Thanks to Dr. D’Onofrio’s persistence and expert eye, Ferriolo was sent to Robert Attaran, MD, for what’s called an emergency cardiac catheterization. The procedure removed the blockage in his heart and, ultimately, saved his life. This short documentary video tells Ron's story.