Threat Signal Guitarist Travis Montgomery Speaks On His Bout With Myocarditis


Threat Signal guitarist Travis Montgomery has contacted Metal Injection to speak of the recent health issues he faced. He said to the site:

“I didn’t have an actual heart attack. What actually happened was myocarditis. It’s an inflammation of the heart, and the tissue around the heart. There’s a lot of the same symptoms as a heart attack, and apparently it feels just like one. The difference though, is that this was caused by a virus.

From all of the testing and things they’ve done, it looks like my heart is pretty damaged at the moment. It’s working at about 35% of what it should be for someone my age. That can be fixed over time though. I just need rest, to stay on a healthy diet, and to take my meds. I’ll have to be on blood pressure medicine, and make sure to keep track of my heart rate and blood pressure a few times a day for probably the next year. They told me today that the average recovery time for someone that’s gone through what I have is about 9-12 months.

This did happen when I was outside of the hospital. I’m visiting my family in Texas, and it happened while I was just hanging out at the house. My brother and cousin rushed me to the hospital here when I started having the symptoms (pain in chest, hard time breathing, pain in arms, etc.). They ran an EKG and it came back with symptoms for a heart attack, so I was air lifted to Medical Plaza in Ft. Worth, and they took care of everything else there.”

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