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"Five years ago, I was driving with my sister when I began having shoulder pain.  She had experienced a heart attack two weeks earlier, so she drove straight to the hospital.  Sure enough, I was having a heart attack.  My doctor tells me that if I have another I might not make it through, because the first one damaged my heart.  I had no choice but to change everything in my life.  I quit smoking, I exercise, and I eat healthy now.  Until I had a heart attack myself, I thought heart attacks were for old men."


"I had a heart attack at the age of 44. I thought I was having indigestion, but when my sister saw the blood drain from my face, she called 9-1-1.  I remember thinking, 'Why's she calling 9-1-1?  I'm going to take an antacid and it's going to go away.'  Two weeks later, she also had a heart attack.  Now our whole family eats healthier and works out together, since we have this family history."

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