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.