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Share Your Story: Sharon B.

by Grace H. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sharon, Alaska

I have always known that heart disease was hereditary. I had my first blood clot in 1964 and the next clot in 1983. I started to feel tired easily and was often out of breath. I asked my doctor to set up a program of physcial therapy and exercise. During the preliminary tests I was put on “heart attack alert” and told that my heart was so blocked that I shouldn’t be alive. I had triple bypass surgery and with the help of friends, family and the American Heart Association, I was back on my feet and in good shape.