Cardiologist Talks About Heart Health

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DES MOINES, Iowa — If Jamie Pollard’s heart attack this week has you questioning your own heart health, you aren’t alone. Pollard is 50 years old, he’s thin, fit, very active, and in seemingly-good health but in an instant he was rushed to the hospital and then required surgery.

Dr. Christopher Komanapalli, a cardiothoracic surgeon with the Iowa Clinic, stopped by the Channel 13 News at 4 Wednesday to talk more about heart health and how to know if you’re at risk for problems. According to Iowa State University, Dr. Komanapalli was the one who performed Pollard’s triple bypass.

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