Patient Stories

A mother’s life saved

Dec. 20, 2017 was the happiest day of Lindsay Ferrante’s life. After years of infertility treatments, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy at Christiana Hospital. But eight days later, her life nearly ended. She awoke at 3:30 a.m. with a knot in her throat and pains in her chest. “It’s a feeling that tells you something just isn’t right,” she said. Ferrante, a 40-year-old business support manager from Wilmington with no history of health problems, had suffered a type of heart attack called spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD. Read more