Last September, during swim practice with my triathlon team, I suddenly felt my chest tighten and experienced difficulty breathing. My wife took me to the ER, where a cardiologist performed a heart catheterization, resulting in the discovery that I had advanced heart disease. This diagnosis despite my finishing three Ironman triathlons, nine half-Ironman triathlons and 40 other races of Sprint and Olympic distances within the past 10 years!
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