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Stories of Survival

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    Listening to my Body Saved My Life... Twice!

     
    I flew under the radar because I didn’t  have typical indicators except family history. 
    I suppose that is a big “except”. Despite always disclosing my family history of heart attacks at a young age and telling my doctor...

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    Can’t believe this happened to me

    Hello, my name is Linda and this is my story.  I recently retired (Dec 2018) after working for 50 plus years for a family practice office in Cherry Hill, NJ. I knew of course all the signs and symptoms of heart disease,  The end of January I began having pain across...

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    Aortic Valve Replacement - July 2018

    I just wanted to write a short report for others about to undergo aortic valve replacment in case it provides them with some support.  
    I had a bicuspid aortic valve that had development severe stenosis.  My valvle has been monitored for many years and I knew...

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    Trampoline

    So my name is Becky ringer I live in a small town in Missouri. My story I was jumping on a trampoline with my sister. I was a healthy 5 year old jumping on the trampoline I did a belly flop and I knew something was wrong  but I was 5 so I go in to my mom and tell her...

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