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Share Your Story: Dawn M.

by Grace H. on Friday, September 14, 2012

Dawn, Washington

I am a survivor, a mother and a working woman. I live with heart disease every day. In 2009 I was hospitalized for a viral infection and my heart stopped. Thankfully I was revived. The cause of my sudden cardiac arrest was the result of a malfunction in my heart's electrical system.  As is the case for many people, doctors aren’t sure why.  So, I rely on a pacemaker to keep my heart beating regularly. I recently turned 40; I am proof that heart disease can strike at any age.