Summit4CAD Founder Jon Patrick Hyde Cycles 50,000 Miles After A Widowmaker Heart Attack.

January 31st, 2020 – Summit4CAD Founder Jon Patrick Hyde has successfully crossed over the 50,000 mile threshold for miles cycled after a STEMI – widowmaker heart attack.

The widowmaker heart attack is the name given to a STEMI (ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction) event affecting the LAD (Left Anterior Descending) Coronary Artery.  STEMI heart attacks are identified as 100% blockages of a coronary artery.  They are 100% fatal if untreated.

The survival statistics for a STEMI event in the LAD (widowmaker) are dire; only 10% of widowmaker sufferers survive.  This 10% almost always face some form of permanent heart tissue damage.  This damage can be minor or can be significant.  Significant post widowmaker heart damage can cause permanent disability.  It also greatly reduces life expectancy.

Heart Disease is the #1 cause of early disability among adults in the United States each year. 

Jon was very fortunate for he is one of a very small number of widowmaker survivors who did not experience any permanent heart damage as a result of his heart attack.  This has allowed him to reengage his life without limitations.

Jon cycled a total of 50,013.2 miles from February 1st, 2017 to January 31st, 2020.  He has slowly ramped-up his mileage since getting medical clearance to resume cycling post widowmaker.

He cycled 11,922.8 miles between February 2017 and January 2018.
He cycled 17,472.8 miles between February 2018 and January 2019.
He cycled 20,617.6 miles between February 2019 and January 2020.




Author: summit4cad

I am a widowmaker heart attack survivor who beat the odds. I survived a 100% blockage of my LAD with zero residual heart damage; which is practically unheard of. I attribute my survival and full recovery to my steadfast dedication to daily exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Summit4CAD is a non-profit, educational public benefit corporation headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. My goal with Summit4CAD is to help spread awareness for the causes, symptoms, and treatment of CAD (Coronary Artery Disease); the NUMBER ONE cause of dead world-wide. CAD is inherited and many people are completely unaware that they are suffering from life-threatening heart disease until it's too late. Know your risk and if heart disease runs in your family, get screened! Don't be like me; I was beyond lucky. The statistics are that if you suffer an out-of-the-blue widowmaker similar to the one I did; you will not survive. 90% of the people who have widowmakers die. Life is beautiful. Heart disease is treatable. Heart attacks CAN be prevented. "The best way to survive a heart attack is to never have one to begin with." Thank you for taking the time to visit Summit4CAD and hey! No excuses! Go ride a bicycle!!!!

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