IAMA 36/M who last year suffered a left anterior descending artery complete occlusion. This is the same type of heart attack Kevin Smith had aka 'The Widow Maker'. I've just had a personal cardiac defibrillator surgically implanted. AMA
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At the age of 35 I had a large heart attack while working out at the gym. I drove myself to hospital (where I work) and had an emergency stent inserted within one hour. I was lucky to survive. Unfortuately, despite being seen so quickly, I was left with severe left ventricular heart failure and reduced ejection fraction. As a result I am at risk of developing a life treatening arrhythmia and my consultant recommended I have an ICD inserted. Last week I had surgery and am now recovering at home.
AMA about the heart attack, surgery, living with a chronic illness or having your life course altered by a medical problem
Edit - seems to be slowing down. I'll call an end to it now, but I'll check back in tomorrow and answer further questions. Thanks, it's been good. Hopefully someone will go get their bloods checked as a result of this or talk to their family about their family history/risk