Northampton County coroner Zachary Lysek says a prison inmate died after having a heart attack Thursday.
An inmate from Bethlehem suffered a fatal heart attack Thursday at Northampton County Prison, according to the county coroner. Carl Leh, 50, was found in the midst of cardiac arrest Thursday morning, said Coroner Zachary Lysek. Staff members tried to resuscitate Leh and called 911. He was taken to Easton Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. An autospy will be performed Lysek said. Leh was in prison for allegedly assaulting his wife at their home last month, the Express-Times reports.
Brian Moffo commemorated his survival of a near-fatal heart attack with EMS, nurses and doctors -- the medical professionals who saved his life -- at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.
On the morning of Sept. 7, 2011, Brian Moffo, 48, experienced what doctors call an acute myocardial infarction -- a heart attack. The Lower Nazareth Township resident had a blockage of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. Moffo's diagnosis is known to medical professionals as the "widow-maker.” Dr. Anthony Urbano, director of the Cath Lab at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, explained that the LAD artery supplies nearly 40 percent of the heart with blood. “In the old days, there was a reason it was called the ‘widow-maker,’” Urbano said. “[Moffo] was discharged in three days, which is quite remarkable, [and] it really shows how far we’ve come in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction.” According to Moffo -- who discussed his …