May 03, 2023

Centers Health Care, American Heart Association hold Bronx event to combat hypertension

There was a tight feeling in John Arhin’s chest. He felt short of breath in an alarming way on April 13, 2022. Before dizziness set in, the day started normally — Arhin was hanging out with his best friend. But it ended with him being admitted to Montefiore.

This feeling was different for the Allerton resident who had had his fair share of heart problems, most notably a bypass and pacer pacemaker.

Now Arhin, 60, sits in a hospital bed at Beth Abraham Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing after a full year of experiencing the first signs of congestive heart failure. He sits on his wheelchair with his legs laid out on another chair, wearing a black– and white–striped shirt, green and navy plaid pants and beige socks. The Leeds United vs. Leicester City’s soccer game is on the TV on a sunny April afternoon.

As seen in Bronx Times

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