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READ THEIR STORIES OF ENCOURAGEMENT

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Thousands of people are affected by heart disease and stroke.

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Stories of Survival

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    Congestive Heart Failure

    In 2016,  I suffered Congestive Heart Failure and I didn't even know it.  It was in April 2016 that I landed in the hospital with my back and chest hurting so badly that I thought I was having a heart attack.  When the Hospitalist inform me that I had had Congestive...

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    Ischemic stroke survivor!!

    Hey!! I'm a survivor of ischemic stroke. I don't smoke, doesn't have diabetes or other cardiovascular problems. So everyone in the family was shocked when the doctor said I had a minor stroke. 
    The doctor said I suffer from ischemic stroke because...

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    Who Knew?

    After 8 days dealing with a cold, I finally went to the dr and was diagnosed with bronchitis.  Three days later, I was in the hospital barely able to breathe.  I didn't have bronchitis.  I had pneumonia.  While in the hospital, my heart started acting

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    Journey Of The Heart

    A couple of years ago , I received a new heart valve plus a pace maker. I was born with an abnormal heart valve and developed symptoms at age 42. I notified my doctor, a test was ordered then I received a mechanical valve. Four days later I developed heart blockage . The doctor...

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