7th Annual Heart PSA...

TheX

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Today is the 7th anniversary of surviving my heart attack. This is obviously a big day for me. I got lucky and was able to walk away with 5 stents. A bypass is obviously a LOT worse.

If you are ignoring any symptoms, don't. If you are living a less then healthy lifestyle, get regular checkups, it can literally save your life.

If you are living an active, healthy lifestyle, good for you! I was already an active cyclists and gym rat. The doc that saved me in the ER says that probably allowed me to survive it. I wasn't getting regular checkups prior to the event, but I am now.

You should add a heart attack to your reverse bucket list, the one with things you NEVER want to do. Thanks for listening, I'm sure no one cares about my problems, but please do what you can to not end up like I did.
 

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Genetics are genetics, but stack the deck in your favour. Eat sensibly, manage the risk factors and stay active.
 

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Congrats on making it 7 years, hope for many more.

I know I need to get off my fat ass and start taking this stuff more seriously. Just got off phone with coroner's office and they confirmed the suspected - my mom passed of a heart attack.

Exercise/lifestyle is no guarantee you won't have a heart attack....but it increases the chance of survival and decreases the chance of having one to start. Good on you for keeping up with things and thanks for the reminder.
 

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Your a wise man X. Glad your doing OK.

(i mean The X obv., that's not a kiss, honest).
 

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Thread inspired me to walk my 1.7 mile route today.
You carry the message well!
 

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Congrats X. Here's to more healthy years for you and yours!!
 


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