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News Greg Ayres Releases Statement after Mild Heart Attack
posted on 2009-02-12 14:37 EST
Voice actor is now resting at home; he thanks family, friends, con staff, doctors
American voice actor Greg Ayres has released statement on Thursday after he experienced a mild heart attack upon leaving a convention early last weekend:
I know there has been much speculation and inquiry as to my health, and the events surrounding my hospitalization last weekend during IkkiCon in Austin, Texas.
I was hospitalized after experiencing chest pains and on Saturday I suffered a mild heart attack. Thankfully, due to the hard work of the hospital staff and the medical treatment I received prior, the damage to my heart was so much less than it could have been.
While I consider myself very blessed and lucky in light of all of this, there are many people that I feel the need to thank for my care over the last few days.
I am forever grateful to Dr. Paul Roach, Dr. Aaron Maxwell, Dr. Joseph Elizondo, Dr. Mahmuda Begum, Dr. Charles Anderson, and the entire cardiology Staff at University Medical Center Brackenridge for the best medical care I could have possibly asked for.
I can never thank Paul, Cindy-Lou, Karen, India, Kasee, Sarah, and the nursing and ER Staff of University Medical Center Brackenridge enough for the quality “day in - day out” care given to me, as well as the smiles, and words of encouragement they constantly sent my way.
My family, extended “family”, and friends who never left my side, did an amazing job at allowing me the ability to focus on my recovery.
Finally, I have to thank the staff of IkkiCon for having the management and resources to deal with a medical emergency of this nature.
Fortunately, I have been able to return home to Houston to continue my rest and recovery prescribed by all of the folks above.
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