As a cardiac patient this fundraiser hits home! For those who don’t know I had to undergo open heart surgery for a quadruple bypass November 1st of last year due to genetics. I was in the OR for over nine hours - I passed seventeen clots, had a blood transfusion, and three bags of platelets. I was very fortunate for my medical background to know something was wrong and went to the ER. I’m also fortunate to be an Occupational Therapist so I was able to rehabilitate myself, and I was even more fortunate to have friends and family helping me recover. While I’m thankful I had works class surgeons open heart is a very invasive surgery that requires months of recovery. By raising money for research we can potentially develop less invasive procedures or increase longevity of arterial grafts as they traditionally last approximately twenty to thirty years. So approaching my thirty fifth birthday you can see why I strongly support advanced research. I’m starting with a goal of only $250 and ask for any help reaching my fundraising goal.
All proceeds raised willl be for Emory Heart and Vascular Center located in Georgia.
This particular race will be my first ever century ride (100mi) It features not only 100mi of turns and twist, but also consist of 5500+ feet of elevation scaling over the “three sisters” with crowds cheering before crossing the finish. My personal to push myself is to complete the race in its entirety within 6hrs!
2019 GA400 Ride
Ride with Heart! As cyclists we use our heart a lot and Emory has been one of the nationally best heart instutions. Emory has now joined four areas of research into one the Emory Heart and Vascular Center. My doctor Dr. Angel Leon is the lead electrocardiolist at Emory and integral in setting up this new center to better serve us all. Dr. Leon will be riding with you at the GA400 Ride. He is a life long cyclist and has helped many of us cyclists and more. Now let's give from our heart to Emory to help advanced the treatments that allow us to ride even further in this journey we call life.
As cyclists we use our heart a lot! My doctor Dr. Angel Leon is the head electrocardiolist at Emory and is instrumental in launching the Emory Heart and Vascular Center. The Center for research was started just over a year ago to bring 4 concentrations together and needs our help to continue this great area of research that can help us all.
Emory's Heart and Vascular Center is Expert Care, Close to Home
The Heart & Vascular Center has a national reputation for treating complicated heart conditions by using the most advanced treatment options and therapies. In this center, cardiology, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac imaging and other subspecialties come together to provide comprehensive heart care.
The collaboration between all four specialties within the Emory Heart and Vascular Center delivers seamless care for our patients and allows for quick access to other specialties as needed. The physicians within the Emory Heart and Vascular Center are a true team – relying on each other’s vast research and expertise to bring our patients the best care available.
We’re committed to providing superior heart and vascular patient care, promoting overall heart health, pioneering innovative clinical cardiovascular research, and training the best heart specialists in the world.
Did You Know?
As an academic health center, many of our physicians are faculty from the Emory University School of Medicine. Emory's team of heart and vascular health researchers use knowledge gained in basic science research and apply it to our clinical (medical) research. This process of connecting biological discoveries made in the laboratory (basic science research) with clinical (medical) research is called translational research — and is crucial to the development of important new therapies, devices and protocols that directly impact heart and vascular patient care.
Our Heart & Vascular Center is the only program in Atlanta, and one of just a few in Georgia, to be involved in translational research. This consistently propels Emory to the forefront of cutting-edge cardiovascular treatments and technologies, and results in better outcomes for patients.