Survive Your Marathon, Avoid A Heart Attack

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Our office continues to be open to all new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. If you prefer to wait in your car, just give us a call and we will call or text you when we are ready to bring you straight into a treatment room. Our entire staff is wearing masks and we encourage you to do the same.

For those patients who cannot or still wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

There have been reports of marathon runners dying from heart attacks shortly after finishing. Two died this year at the Philadelphia Marathon and one after the Chicago Marathon. Some doctors are blaming the final sprint to the finish line on pure adrenaline. It seems that age and overall health do not play a factor in these deaths.

Excessive caffeine on race day can contribute to the heart attack, especially the highly caffeinated energy drinks. These should be entirely avoided on race day. Doctors recommend a 81 mg aspirin, which can also help to prevent these fatal heart attacks.

If you are training for the Chevron Houston Marathon, be sure to take all the precautions you can to ensure a fun and safe run!