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Stories of Survival

  • "Survivor

    Tetrology of Fallot

    Hey gang, I was born on January 1, 1974. At first the only issue was a tracheo-esophageal fistula. Then at about 6 months of age, the GI specialist noticed a blue/purple-ish hue under my nails. He then asked that my mother see a cardiologist. "What now!?" she thought...

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    My Story: Transposition CHD, 3x Open Heart Survivor.

    Hi everyone,
    This is a big step for me to reach out and share my story. I've always kept my heart condition a secret and never met anyone who has Congenital Heart Conditions, but now is the time in my life when it's going to help others. Hopefully my story is relatable...

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    Away from home and had a heart attack

    Hi, just a question. I had a heart attack in Florida, had 3 stents put in. I came home to N J and found a cardiologist.  When I went to him he asked me to tell him the whole story from the beginning.  The nurse gave me a ekg, weighed me. Then I was told to come...

  • "Survivor

    Overwhelmed

    I'm a 48 yr old single mom of 3 teens. I had a heart attack on Feb 5, 2021. I eat very healthy and exercise everyday, I weigh 105lbs. I take very good care of myself. Never smoked or did drugs. I was brushing my teeth when a weird pain occurred under my collar ****. I laid...

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