John Meadows --- Heart Attack

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From John's FB:

This is Mary, John has suffered a heart attack today. His blood vessels appear to be fine. Potentially a clotting disorder with his blood. He is in hospital now. Please keep him in your prayers. Thank you!


Hope this is nothing serious.
 
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Wow. Hope everything works out for him. His programs are amazing and he's just a genuinely nice guy.
 
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Damn sucks to hear. He was on top of his stuff and also just had a heart scan within the past few years and he was squeaky clean
 
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Damn sucks to hear. He was on top of his stuff and also just had a heart scan within the past few years and he was squeaky clean
Hope he is ok. He is all around a really great guy. Even with all the precautions I would argue our bodies just aren’t meant to get that big without consequences. I know it could be clotting and unrelated but it’s Always a sobering reminder For me when this kind of stuff happens. Yes I know heart disease is the leading cause of death among males (around 25%); but I also know gear and high levels of test etc increase your risk more than many people are willing to admit. Praying for him and his fam.
 
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Agreed
Hope he is ok. He is all around a really great guy. Even with all the precautions I would argue our bodies just aren’t meant to get that big without consequences. I know it could be clotting and unrelated but it’s Always a sobering reminder For me when this kind of stuff happens. Yes I know heart disease is the leading cause of death among males (around 25%); but I also know gear and high levels of test etc increase your risk more than many people are willing to admit. Praying for him and his fam.
Agreed. Not just the gear but diets as well as getting so heavy for so long. I think mild gear use and keeping weight down mitigate some of this but it wouldn’t be lying to ourselves to say it’s doesn’t increase it
 
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Hope he is ok. He is all around a really great guy. Even with all the precautions I would argue our bodies just aren’t meant to get that big without consequences. I know it could be clotting and unrelated but it’s Always a sobering reminder For me when this kind of stuff happens. Yes I know heart disease is the leading cause of death among males (around 25%); but I also know gear and high levels of test etc increase your risk more than many people are willing to admit. Praying for him and his fam.
This, 250lbs of fat or 250lbs of muscle, your heart doesn't know the difference
 

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General public gets ahold of this, they’ll just blame it on steroids. But some overweight fatty that never took care of them self, drinks, smokes, etc gets a heart attack... oh, it’s just bad luck.

Anyway, hope he’s ok.
 
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Wow. Hope everything works out for him. His programs are amazing and he's just a genuinely nice guy.
His programs and youtube videos were extremely useful for me when I was starting out.

Hope he recovers quickly
 
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Prayers for him and his family. Great guy.
 
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probably a lot easier for someone to lose 60 pounds at 40% body fat than it will for someone to lose legit muscle tissue at 250 sub 10%
 
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But this is just devastating and I will pray for him. First Luke , now this? It's like what happened to Dallas and Rich

You wonder if they were both from the stress of this whole situation. Something got triggered .

It's so sad as Luke left a family and John has a family
 
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Dang that sucks to hear! Hope he's doing okay!
 
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Dang that sucks. I lost my uncle to his 8th heart attack a few months back. Super fit guy and always ate great but genetics are genetics. Crazy part was he knew this was the one and called all 4 of his daughters first to wish them good bye.
 
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I don’t think this is from him being 240-250. His wife updated his condition and they think this is from his blood disorder he had 15 years ago. He had 2 arteries blocked from blood clots , not from plaque in the arteries. They have cleared one of them, but are working on the other. John Is 5’6”. I don’t think he was at 250 for a long time. I’m pretty sure the last 4-5 years he’s been running about 220.
 
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Def praying for meadows and his family.
 
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Update on John. As I mentioned yesterday one of the clots he had dissolved yesterday from the blood thinners thankfully. The other one will hopefully dissolve today on its own. They decided to not go in with a cath today, as things are going well. He is in less pain today also which is a good sign. They are running alot of different tests on him tomorrow to see if they can get a better idea of where the clot started. These are many of same tests they ran in 2005. So no surgery, no stints and hopefully full recovery. Thank you so much for all the kind messages.
They did test him for covid and he was negative.
Mary
 
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But this is just devastating and I will pray for him. First Luke , now this? It's like what happened to Dallas and Rich

You wonder if they were both from the stress of this whole situation. Something got triggered .

It's so sad as Luke left a family and John has a family
Meadows and Luke have very very different situations then Dallas and rich.
 
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Update on John. He is coming home today! They did alot of testing this morning, and found his heart size is completely normal, there is no calcification buildup in arteries, but there is some weakness due to the clots that were there. The weakness is about 10% of decreased heart function and could return to normal if things go right. They could not find the source of the clots but he is on blood thinners to manage that. He has bounced back very strongly from this. Thank you all for your support and encouragement.

Mary
 
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Update on John. He is coming home today! They did alot of testing this morning, and found his heart size is completely normal, there is no calcification buildup in arteries, but there is some weakness due to the clots that were there. The weakness is about 10% of decreased heart function and could return to normal if things go right. They could not find the source of the clots but he is on blood thinners to manage that. He has bounced back very strongly from this. Thank you all for your support and encouragement.

Mary
I'm glad to hear he's getting better, I've enjoyed John's youtube channel very much. He seems like really nice, down to earth person i know a lot of people will be rooting for him.
 
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