Even though he was fit and took good care of himself, 60-year-old Jeff Busch found himself facing heart disease. The Olathe businessman and retired paramedic firefighter stayed active as a hockey referee. Despite his high blood pressure, he didn't think he had much to worry about. He later learned his condition was serious.
"My parents both had heart disease, but they lived to a healthy age of 83," says Busch. "And my brother had cardiac arrest several times, but that was him. I didn't expect to have any issues."
When he was diagnosed with hypertension, Busch was referred to a specialist at a well-known regional cardiovascular center. "They did a full battery of tests including an echocardiogram, EKG and CT scan of my heart," he says. "They determined I had a wee bit of blockage and put me on medication."