Heart attack! Bogart man credits St. Mary’s with saving his life

Posted on January 3, 2017

John Hammonds may be the last person you would expect to have a heart attack. Nearly 6 feet tall and a lean 165 pounds, the retired nuclear power plant operator and martial arts instructor stayed active riding his road bicycle, training German Shepherds, doing uphill wind sprints and keeping up with his grandchildren.

And yet, on Aug. 25, 2016, John suffered a serious heart attack, the kind doctors call “the widow maker”.

Thanks to St. Mary’s, he not only survived, he continues to thrive.

“Friends call and ask me how I feel and I say, ‘For somebody who’s supposed to be dead, I’m feeling pretty good.’ Maybe that’s a little morose, but I feel like I’ve earned it,” he says.