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.
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