Cardiovascular disease touches all of our lives in some way, whether it be a loved one, or our own personal battles.
I came face-to-face with heart disease when I was 24, seemingly healthy, and at the doctor for a routine annual checkup. A diagnostic ECG came back abnormal (a wide QRS complex, to be specific), stumping my well-credentialed physician as to the cause. The four weeks that passed before I could obtain the necessary cardiac-MRI test was the most terrifying time in my life while I anxiously awaited to find out if I was dying. The fortunate result was the cause turned out to be a relatively benign bifascicular block (2 of the 3 wires that generate my pulse don’t function properly). Following this harrowing experience, I committed to making heart-health a priority and I have been participating in running events and triathlons ever since.
Please join me and the rest of Citi in supporting the AHA and your own heart-health this year by donating or participating in the Move More Challenge and the Virtual Wall Street Run and Heart Walk.