Runner Collapses at Thanksgiving Day Race Finish Line

Fifty-five-year-old Rick Reid and his partner Carey have a Thanksgiving tradition. They travel from their home in Asheville, North Carolina to Cincinnati every year to celebrate the holiday with Carey’s family, and while they’re in town, run the Thanksgiving Day 10K Race. Last year, they had just crossed the finish line when Reid started feeling dizzy. Minutes later, he awoke with UC Health Emergency Medical Services staff kneeling over him. Reid had suffered a heart attack, was revived with CPR and rushed to UC Medical Center by the mobile care team where he was seen by two interventional cardiologists and a cardiovascular surgeon within 30 minutes of arrival. UC Medical Center’s Satya Shreenivas, MD, placed a stent in Reid’s artery with the goal of getting Reid back to running after undergoing cardiac rehabilitation in Asheville. Today, Reid is thankful for his care at UC Health and his ability to continue running.

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