Let’s be honest: If this story were only about how we help people suffering from Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) — the most common kind of irregular heartbeat — Jay King might have only read it out of the pride he felt from his decade-plus working in Vascular at Abbott. But while this story is about all that, it is also about him. It’s the story of a triathlete and engineer who knows his body, who competed into his late 50s and still likes to go hard and who, during one routine physical just a few years ago, was more than a little surprised to learn he was in AFib. And as you’re reading this story about Jay King, 62, don’t be so sure it’s not also about you. Because Jay King never imagined it’d be about him. And yet here he is, front and center, the reluctant star of a story he wanted no part of, that has had more chapters than he anticipated. If it can be about him, it can be about you, too. We can help. Just like our technology helped him. But before we get to that, who is this Jay King fella anyway?