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Figure It Out For Yourself

Living With Heart Disease and Other Small Challenges, Second Edition

About the Book

What do you do when you feel great and you love to run, but your doctor tells you there is risk of an arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death?  The story centers around a two week period in December, 2014 when a marathon runner faced this question and figured out what he had to do to keep on running and give himself a chance to keep running his favorite race-- the Boston Marathon.  Second Edition includes new Part II with new heart disease challenge and centers around a six week period in 2017.

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Paul E. McMahon
Paul E. McMahon

Paul E. McMahon is an independent software engineering coach and management consultant who has run 19 marathons including 12 Boston Marathons. 

Table of Contents

  • About the Book
  • Part I - Chapter One – Background
  • Chapter Two – Setting the Stage for December
  • Chapter Three – A Second Opinion
  • Chapter Four – Finding Time in a Busy Life
  • Chapter Five – Preparing for Week Two in New York City
  • Chapter Six – The Lower Manhattan Hospital, Wednesday, December 10
  • Chapter Seven – The Lower Manhattan Hospital, Thursday, December 11
  • Chapter Eight – Personal Assessment and Lessons Learned
  • Chapter Nine – Conclusion to Part I
  • Chapter Ten – My Professional Life and Figuring Out What Works For Me
  • Part II
  • Chapter Eleven – A New Heart Diagnosis
  • Chapter Twelve – Five Days in the Hospital
  • Chapter Thirteen – The Next Two Weeks
  • Chapter Fourteen – Pros and Cons of Going to a World Renowned Cutting Edge Electrophysiologist
  • Chapter Fifteen – A More Difficult Decision Than First Thought
  • Chapter Sixteen – Setting Priorities and Stepping Back to Reflect
  • Chapter Seventeen – The Half Marathon Weekend in Manhattan
  • Chapter Eighteen – Running Yourself from AFIB to Normal Rhythm
  • Chapter Nineteen – A Theory and More Questions
  • Chapter Twenty – Conclusion to Part II
  • About the Author

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