Baptist Team Member Shares His Health Story at EMS Symposium

Marvin Matthews, a project manager in IT at Corporate, spoke at the Baptist Memphis Saving Hearts and Minds EMS Symposium on Nov. 16. He shared the details of the life-saving treatment he received at Baptist Memphis after having a heart attack.

On Oct. 11, Marvin experienced a heart attack while at work and was transported by Memphis Fire to Baptist Memphis. In the cath lab, Marvin’s health care team discovered he had a 95% blockage in his left main artery, commonly referred to as a widow maker. Dr. Basil Paulus from Stern Cardiovascular Foundation performed Marvin’s cardiac catheterization procedure.

Thanks to the work of Memphis Fire, Dr. Paulus and team members from the Emergency Department and cath lab, Marvin is now back at work and ready to celebrate the holidays!

“Continue to do what you do, encourage others to join in this fight we call health care, because we need you. We appreciate you, and I’m honored to be here today to celebrate each of you for the services you perform each day,” said Marvin in his speech to the health care workers at the symposium.