Marc Moon, MD, Section Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is an expert heart surgeon frequently recognized as one of “America’s Top Doctors.” Moon is also an avid fan of St. Louis Blues Hockey. This Aug., Moon joins Karraker & Smallmon on 101 ESPN Radio Monday mornings to discuss the return of hockey and share information on heart health.
Moon is pleased to see the Blues hit the ice again, and hopes that the break in recent months gave the Stanley Cup winners the time to train, condition and stay healthy for the playoff season.
In recent months, Moon has seen some patients hesitate to seek treatment. Moon took the opportunity on ESPN Radio to shed some light on the importance of getting medical care for heart conditions, even in the midst of a pandemic.
“If somebody was having the early signs of a heart attack,” Moon illustrates, “and they wait four or five days, by that point it’s become a smoldering and possibly irreversible problem.”
Waiting to treat a heart attack can lead to severe, permanent cardiac problems such as holes in the heart or ruptured ventricles. At the Heart & Vascular Center, leading experts in cardiac surgery, nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, provide care for patients in a safe and compassionate environment.
Moon, who is President of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, wants patients to know that the School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital are working together to protect the health of patients, physicians and staff at the hospital. A new program—Keeping You Safe—is focused on keeping the health and safety of patients top of mind as physicians begin to resume more health care services.
As Moon continues to follow the Blues on the ice and provide the best quality care for patients with the most serious heart conditions, he encourages all patients with heart conditions to stay healthy and seek treatment when they need it.
“Let’s go Blues!”