Jim’s Story – Widow Maker Heart Attack Survivor

Jim’s Story – Widow Maker Heart Attack Survivor


(gentle music) – I just remember being
at the Fit Club Friday I jogged a mile and did some weight machines. And I remember going to take
my shower and get dressed. – And I got a phone call from the Fit Club saying that he had collapsed, that his heart had stopped. It was going by then, but, you know, that’s not news you ever wanna hear. – From being in the locker room, the next thing I remember is waking up in the hospital. – He had a heart attack with blockage, 99% blockage of what they call the widow maker artery and Dr. Pacheco took care of it. Had inserted one stent. And it was over before we even knew what they were going to do. I really felt, I really felt cared for. Which is huge when you’re
in that kind of situation. – Everybody was telling me
that I was doing really well, so I said “Well, one thing I want out of this is a certificate that I survived the widow maker heart attack.” I was just impressed that they balanced perfectly being personable and yet also being professional. You know, you don’t generally think of going to a hospital to enjoy yourself, but it became an enjoyable experience. – They knew their job, they were kind, they were supportive and they answered our questions. It’s obvious people were right on top of what was needing to happen. – I’m very thankful for the way things have been turning out. And I feel alive, full of energy. So I think things are really headed in the right direction. (gentle music)

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