John D Helping Others on the Road to Heart Recovery

"I went to take one of the jugs out of my pick up truck and I couldn't move it"

Before his heart attack, John Dziedic never smoked and went to the gym regularly. He maintained what he thought was a healthy lifestyle, so he hadn't been to see a doctor in years. Then, a few days after Hurricane Sandy, John had a potentially fatal heart attack. Thanks to the quick thinking of his son and the staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, John survived a heart attack known as "The Widowmaker." Now, John makes time to visit his doctor and can sometimes be found encouraging other cardiac patients through their rehab.