This month, the story in the American Heart Association’s “Stories from the Heart” magazine was particularly inspiring to me. Chris Mathews has overcome multiple life-threatening challenges related to his heart health, including double bypass surgery, 11 stents implanted over the years, a pacemaker that was later replaced with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, and aortic stenosis that was cured by a new one. heart valve (you can read the details here). Despite this, he continues to eat heart-healthy foods and stay active. His doctors think that the fact that he still has problems despite the healthy lifestyle is probably due to genetic predisposition (his grandfather, father and a brother all died of heart attack), but thanks to his efforts, he is still much better. it. As someone who has endured their own heart-related challenges, this is close to home for me and motivates me to try harder to live a healthy lifestyle myself.

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I am a mechanical engineer born in 1953, Ph. D, Stanford, 1980. I have been in the mechanical CAE field for decades. I also have a lifelong interest in outdoor activities and fitness. I had both hips replaced and a heart valve replacement due to a genetic condition. This blog describes my adventures to stay active despite these bumps in the road. View all posts from BionicOldGuy

Published March 16, 2022 March 15, 2022

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