Steve’s Story

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Steve Langdon now knows that it can happen to anyone—because it happened to him.

He was only forty-five and had been hunched over his mountain bike among friends when it happened—chest burning, short of breath, numb and nauseous.  A friend asked if he was having a heart attack.

Impossible, he thought, as his vision blurred.  He was a regular guy.  He was a happily married daddy with two young children and a meaningful career—life was good.  But he weakened rapidly, and his friend had to lift his bike into the van for him.

He never thought that he’d have a life-threatening cardiac episode—but he did.  On a sunny day in Oakville’s Bronte Creek Conservation Area.

Two Blocked Arteries, Four Stents—One Amazing Cardiac Team

Langdon had suffered two blocked coronary arteries—one entirely and the other 95 per cent blocked.

Our cardiac team performed an urgent angioplasty—tiny balloons were inserted into his arteries with a catheter and then four metal stents were positioned to open his arteries.

“The speed of the diagnosis and care was remarkable,” he reflects.  “Everything was what you’d expect of a world-class cardiac centre.”

A New Life to Live

Steve Langdon is now a new man, living a new life, thanks to the care he received at Trillium Health Partners. He’s in a new senior executive role, spends quality time with friends and family, and last September joined the Board of Directors at Trillium Health Partners Foundation.

Steve feels gratitude and admiration for the care he received.  And now he’s inspired to give back and actively shares his executive expertise as a new Board member—and proudly tells others about the best possible health care right here in our own community.

>> Trillium Health Partners is the referral centre for all emergency cardiac cases for Mississauga and surrounding communities—including Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.  Please make a donation today in support of the best possible health care closer to home.