Heart Attack Survivor

Welcome!

If you are reading this you must be interested in the subject of heart attack. That may be because you have experienced a heart attack, or someone close to you has experienced a heart attack. In either event, you are welcome to visit as often as you like; new entries will be forthcoming on a regular basis.

I had a heart attack around 2:30 AM on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. It came as a complete surprise, with no clear warning signals or symptoms. I was in the last month of my 62nd year, in ostensibly good physical condition; a regular exerciser with a better than average physique for my age.

My myocardial infarction happened because of a 100% blockage in the LAD (left anterior descending) artery, the infamous widow maker. I survived, of course, and am in recovery now.

This blog contains my experience as a heart patient. I welcome comments and questions from those experiencing the same or similar experiences, and from those giving the much needed support to heart patients.

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Half-hearted

Two years post heart attack I am pondering my condition and grappling with my limitations. Yes . . . the same struggle I’ve been grappling with since the event two Octobers ago. I hate to admit it, but . . . that is where I am on many days. And it occurred to me a … Continue reading Half-hearted

Feelings

As time goes on since my heart attack, and day follows day and I am still alive . . . I find myself to be the same sort of worrier I was before. Whenever I get an odd sort of pain in my left arm (like the one I’ve had off and on the past … Continue reading Feelings

Device Installed

So, much to my chagrin the cardiologist informed me my ejection fraction had not changed over the past 12 months; the front wall of my heart does not move, thereby setting me up for a possible arrhythmia and sudden death. He recommended I have a defibrillator implanted as soon as possible. My wife and I … Continue reading Device Installed

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