Tuesday, January 18, 2011

KQTH's Justice: I'm OK After Morning Heart Scare

Posted By on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

KQTH 104.1 FM talk show host Jon Justice called paramedics to the station this morning after concerns over a rapid heartbeat.

Justice has a congenital heart condition that led to a surgical procedure in 2009.

"I'm 100 percent fine," said Justice via e-mail. "I can never be too careful when it comes to my heart and health after the '09 heart surgery, which was basically (due to) a genetic birth defect in my aortic valve. I had a heart attack in '09, and when they went in to do the angioplasty, my valves were all clear. The theory is that my defective valve was forming tiny blood clots. They replaced the valve.

"So flash forward to today. I went to my cardiologist yesterday, and everything is great. Heart sounds great, I have lost weight, all good.

"This morning just before 7:30, my heart just started racing, and it reminded me of when I had the heart attacks. So I called the EMTs to the station. Everything checked out. After which I decided to go and get blood tests done just to be sure and the test showed nothing out of the ordinary.

"Again, just can't be too careful. I will be back on the air tomorrow."

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