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Lee's Summit Dad: 'I Didn't Know if I Was Going to Make it"

Research Medical Center June 18, 2014

A Lee's Summit father said he's lucky to be alive this Father's Day.

Brian West, 49, underwent six heart bypasses after having a heart attack in February. He said he waited about six hours after having the heart attack before going to a hospital, a bad example he said he hopes other people won't follow.

The former bodybuilder worked out every day but had genetic heart issues. Doctors said he had a more than 90 percent blockage in several arteries.

He was in surgery at Research Medical Center for eight hours.

Read full story (via KMBC TV)

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