One year after the 2014 heart attack (on my birthday)

Steve Milstead

First post: Feb 22, 2016 Latest post: May 7, 2016
In 2010 I suffered a fairly significant heart attack.  My health declined rapidly over the following years until, in late 2014, I had another much worse heart attack and was life-flighted to the trauma center at UNM Hospital.  The lead of my cardiology team and I have concluded our best longterm course of action is to build a case and seek referral to a cardiac transplantation program.  In the meantime, there are things we must do that will sustain life through the long and terribly complicated process of seeking a transplant.

As of this writing, I am at 100% risk for dying in sudden cardiac arrest; so we're about to implement some procedures that will prevent that.  It won't make my heart healthier, or make me feel better, but it will help prevent a dysrhythmia from killing me.

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