Dr. Louis Cannon Interventional Cardiology

Dr. “Lewie” Cannon cardiologist with McLaren Northern hospital in Petoskey was our speaker today. He presented an extremely interesting program on the various aspects of the replacement of heart valves. The process is much less evasive with modern technology and McLaren in Petoskey is one of only five hospitals in Michigan performing these procedures. Dr. Cannon said that a patient suffering a heart attack in Charlevoix can expect to be transported and be in a fully staffed cardiology unit in 61 minutes. The EMT unit is equipped to let the surgical unit what to expect and be fully prepared when the patient reaches the hospital.