A cardiac nurse began a program to give utilized pacemakers

Over 20 years prior, Terri Mattula’s dog Gator go out while her husband was walking him. They took Gator to the vet and learned he had a third-degree heart block and required a pacemaker. In any case, they were the two students at the time and couldn’t manage the cost of one. “That’s urgent arrhythmia,” Mattula said. “If a person had that kind of block, within 24 hours they’d have a pacemaker.” Presently nurse, Mattula – who has worked in cardiology for around 17 years – has begun a donation…

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