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Threat Signal Guitarist Travis Montgomery Speaks On His Bout With Myocarditis


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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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