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    Dying on the floor of a hotel in Mexico was never part of the plan.

    Dying on the floor of a hotel in Mexico was never part of the plan. But, this was the position I found myself in 7 weeks ago. It was August 14, 2020, I had just finished another routine day at work, and was looking forward to a relaxing evening. Why I am in Mexico working...

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    Bradford Whorton

    I'm Bradford Whorton from Hiram GA. Had a heart attack on 8-12-2020 at the age of 37. Felt pain in my stomach then went to my chest and right arm. Found out that I had a heart attack 100% blockage. They had to overlap two stints. Also found out that I have other heart issues. ...

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    Heart Failure low ejection fraction

    Hi I'm Margo. I live in St Louis.  I am 65 and on disabilityfor mental health.  I am married to a wonderful man. My first marriage, his 2nd. He was a widower with 2 grown daughters. I have no children. He and I marriedin 2011
     I had my first heart attack...

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    Double outlet right ventricle, vsd

    Hello I was born with double outlet right ventricle and vsd along with many other issues. I'm married and have one son who has no heart issues. We are currently pregnant with my second son and found out at 13 weeks something was wrong with him. We didn't know the extent...

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