Firefighter Chris Aragon never thought he would be the one rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. But during his annual participation in Colorado’s seven-day bicycle tour Ride the Rockies, chest pain and profuse sweating told him something was wrong.
Rather than trying to ignore the pain, Chris went to the hospital immediately. The decision saved his life. Under the care of Kaiser Permanente cardiologist Dr. Christopher Lang Chris’ imminent heart attack was avoided.
Thanks to his time spent in the care of Kaiser Permanente professionals, both Chris’ health and intense exercise regimen have been restored. “[I'm] still really active, and it’s like it never happened,” he said.