Jul 17
dnlgtrrz
dnlgtrrz , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

i survived 2 heart attacks on the same day!

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I've completed 9 marathons, eat healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle. On Sunday, July 9, I was running a 7 mile race. On the second mile, entering the Golden Gate Bridge, I began to have chest pains. Not knowing that they were a warning sign, I powered through to the other side. Three quarters of the way over, nausea set in as I struggled to cross. As I exited the bridge, I thought maybe I should check with the EMT. He spotted me a mile away, he asked me to sit downtown  and took my blood pressure. My chest pain intensity reached a 9 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most intense pain. Before I knew what was happening, i was being loaded into the ambulance heading to the emergency department. On the race there, i experienced an "acute heart attack". From the ED, I was rushed into surgery to clear a blocked artery and a stent was placed. I was free from the chest pains from the run.

As I was still in the throws of admissions, the chest pains returned. I was rushed into surgery a second time as I experienced the second "acute heart attack". They cleared another blood clot and placed a second stent. 

During my following up with the cardiac team, they voiced their puzzled disposition because I am very healthy and showed no sign of heart disease — my arteries were relatively clear, colesterol low, blood pressure good and glucose levels below numbers of concern. 

Needless to say, this had been a wake up call for all of my family. I'm a 50 male Hispanic that doesn't smoke, drink or do any recreational drugs. 

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