"If I can help one person
from experiencing what I have been through then everything I've been
through has been worth it."
Patrick Hyde on why he founded Summit4CAD
Inc. is a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation located in Santa Barbara, California.
It was founded in 2017
by Jon Patrick Hyde after his experience with
undiagnosed and untreated Coronary Artery Disease
Many adults live with CAD for years with
little or no symptoms and they learn of their
condition after experiencing a "surprise" heart
attack. Of the estimated 735,000 people who
will experience first heart attacks this year an
estimated 325,000 will not survive. Someone
experiences a heart attack every 34 seconds in the
some people, the first heart attack is more likely
to be their last,” said Elsayed Z.
Soliman, M.D., M.Sc., M.S., director of the
Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center (EPICARE)
at Wake Forest Baptist.
This is a
statistic that Jon Patrick Hyde understands well for
he is one of the lucky survivors of an unexpected
heart attack caused by undiagnosed CAD.
On October 14th of 2016 Jon suffered a "Widowmaker"
heart attack and survived. 90% of
sufferers do not survive. The remaining 10%
typically do so with some form of permanent heart
damage which leaves them disabled with a poor
prognosis for life longevity.
not only survive his Widowmaker but he did so
with zero residual heart damage; which is so rare
that there are no statistics to express how often it
occurs. It is generally accepted by medical
professionals that a Widowmaker survivor will have
some sort of permanent heart damage.
CAD is the leading cause of early disability
retirement in adults in the United States and costs
Through years of intense daily cycling his heart had grown "Collateral
Arteries" which kept his heart
muscle alive until he could be treated. These
"remodeled branches" were a direct result of his
daily exercise regimen. Without them he would have
been a statistic of a different kind; every male in
the past 3 generations of his family has
died at an early age (less that the national average
for life expectancy) from heart attacks caused by
An Interview with
Summit4CAD Founder Jon Patrick Hyde
Coronary Artery Disease is the leading cause of death world-wide and
in the USA.
A life-long dedication to cycling saved Summit4CAD founder Jon Patrick Hyde's life when he suddenly experienced a Widowmaker heart attack due to undiagnosed CAD.
prevention of Coronary Artery
Disease through education,
screenings, and the promotion of
healthy lifestyle choices centered
around the fitness activity of
We will accomplish this Mission:
the dissemination of educational
materials in printed, electronic,
video, and audio formats across
multiple media platforms including
online, social media, push,
broadcast, print, and live
promotional opportunities where free
risk screening services will be
Summit4CAD will provide these
resources at no cost. Through heavy
engagement in social media and free
public special events where free
risk screenings will be provided, Summit4CAD
will build a network designed to
disseminate its message and
information to as many people as
Cycling can be enjoyed outdoors or indoors,
all year-round. It is less stressful
on your joints than jogging or running and
it provides a means to explore the world
help reduce the number of deaths and
permanent disability associated with
CAD by providing free risk
screenings for CAD.
Summit4CAD will become a
leading source of information, inspiration, and
motivation to dramatically improve the quality of
life and the overall health of those at risk of
developing or currently living with CAD.