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Fact vs. Fiction: Viral tweets prompt discussion on heart attacks in women

Anyone would realize they were suffering from a heart attack, right? Not necessarily. One woman posted a now-viral thread on Twitter about her heart attack, the symptoms she missed and her story of survival. The Twitter user, who goes by @gwheezie, wrote on the social media platform: “I want to warn women our heart attacks…
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Change of heart: when pregnancy alters the cardiovascular system

From the moment of conception, women embark on a nine-month journey filled with endless body transformations. While some of these alterations are visible, like a protruding belly and swollen ankles, there are plenty of changes going on inside the body. The heart is not excluded. In some rare instances, healthy pregnant women can develop a…
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Surviving SCAD: HCA Healthcare cardiac nurse thankful for life after heart attack

Like many women, Jennifer Gaydosh talked herself out of the fact that she was having a heart attack. Researchers say women suffering heart attacks delay seeking treatment at least 37 minutes longer than men. Gaydosh, however, isn’t your typical woman – she’s a cardiac nurse at HealthONE’s Rose Medical Center – and she suffered from…
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Young AFib patient reflects on successful treatment at St. David’s Medical Center

Five years ago, Ryan Wiseman was in the prime of his life. “I was thinking I was on top of the world,” Wiseman said. “I was keeping myself in shape. I was taking care of myself mentally and physically. My relationship was solid.” Then, during a routine medical exam while serving in the military in…
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Methodist Hospital still celebrates tap-dancing grandmother after special heart procedure

Two years ago, Jeanne Froman, a then 93-years-young active grandmother, tap-danced her way into the hearts of caregivers at Methodist Hospital when she underwent a minimally invasive heart procedure designed for older, high-risk patients. Fast forward two years later, caregivers at the HCA Healthcare affiliate in San Antonio are returning the favor with a surprise…
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Stroke survivor says “I do” in Medical City Fort Worth Rehab Unit

Mindy Charles suffered two strokes during the same week at the end of last year.  Today, the 40-year-old has taken the next step towards living her life fully and now, rather than later, by saying “I do” and to her fiancé, Jay Benke, in the rehabilitation gym at HCA Healthcare’s Medical City Fort Worth — just before…
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