Sometimes the balance between life and death hangs on being in the right place at the right time. Zach Conrad learned that firsthand on June 3, 2012, when he collapsed during a bike ride in front of an ER nurse. For Zach, a 36-year-old finance manager who has just had a heart attack, that ER nurse certainly was at the right place at the right time – when he needed help to save his life.
Doug Krampel knows his body. So 12 years ago, when he experienced an unusual chest pain while working out, the avid athlete immediately went to his doctor. Although initial testing showed everything was ok, a catheterization revealed he had a 95 percent blockage in one of his main arteries. Read more »
Looking at Derek Fitzgerald, you’d say he is the picture of health. In 2012, he competed in 17 endurance races, including marathons, half-marathons and triathlons, followed by an IRONMAN in 2013. But turn the clock back 10 years and the forty-year-old heart transplant recipient was in a race to save his life.