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Stories of Survival

  • "Survivor

    AHA Seeking Volunteers in Science

    Greetings,
    VOLUNTEER STAKEHOLDERS ARE VITAL TO THE MISSION of the American Heart Association’s research enterprise. Assuring stakeholders are included in research activites:
    • Increases the accountability and transparency of the research process.
    • Provides...

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    Taken by Surprise

    Monday, October 14th - was like any other day; I was on my way to work - I felt crummy & thought maybe I would stop by an urgent care on the way in.  I drove only 8 miles when I knew that I wasn't going to make it.  I called my husband & he told me to go...

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    Humanitarian efforts. Any ideas?

    Hello to all. I had an unexpected HA 3 months ago. Two stents were placed in my main left artery because it was 100% blocked. I am  a 50 year old man who was in good shape. Now my EF is at 35% and I am in cardiac rehab working to improve that number. I have every confidence...

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    Widow Maker at 42

    I successfully finished the CrossFit Open 20.2 workout at the gym and after I did, I hung out for almost an hour, talking to friends I hadn’t seen because I had been away in Arizona. I gathered my things and proceeded to leave as it was almost Noon at this point and I had...

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