Episode 8: From Bangladesh to Stanford, Raisul Islam Discovers His Myocardial Bridge

A driven and determined electrical engineer with a degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering makes his way to Stanford to pursue his PHD. Little did he know there was going to be an even more fortuitous outcome at the University beside his doctorate. Only three months post unroofing surgery, Raisul Islam shares his story of an issue he’s been dealing with since high school. It wasn’t until he was well into his studies at Stanford that he became aware that the symptoms he’s been experiencing for more than half his life, were not only life threatening but they were caused by something very different than the diagnosis of kidney issues, high blood pressure, anxiety, high cholesterol, psoriatic arthritis… and the list goes on. Not to mention, the myriad of failed drug therapies. Hear his story of the process to discovery of his Myocardial Bridge after what appeared to be heart attacks, ischemia, and a general loss of ability to perform his daily routine tasks. His Stanford alumni email address may have been a catalyst to his unroofing procedure that now has given him back, in his words, a life with a “new normal” and an ability to function like every other father of a young daughter.