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Patient Becomes Advocate and Teaches Doctors About Heart Attacks

February 12, 2019

Patient Becomes Advocate and Teaches Doctors About Heart Attacks

By In the Loop intheloop

At 38, Katherine Leon wasn’t supposed to have a heart attack, which is why it was first overlooked. Sharing her story with doctors shed light on a type of heart attack that was once virtually unknown.

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Tags: Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic News Network, Spontaneous coronary artery dissection


Young, Healthy Woman Says Heart Attack 'Saved My Life'

October 16, 2018

Young, Healthy Woman Says Heart Attack ‘Saved My Life’

By In the Loop intheloop

Beth Shelburne chalked up her symptoms to a panic attack after a particularly stressful day at work as a news anchor and reporter. Her eventual diagnosis led her to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Charanjit Rihal, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, fibromuscular dysplasia, SCAD, Spontaneous coronary artery dissection


November 6, 2014

Research Into Rare Condition Gets a Personal Boost

By In the Loop intheloop

Heidi Henson was young, a marathon runner who took good care of herself, and she nearly died of a heart attack at age 35. Judy Alico was just 51, with low blood pressure, low cholesterol, not overweight, and a non-smoker. She had a sudden heart attack and was not as lucky. Heidi lived to tell her […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Spontaneous coronary artery dissection, Women's Heart Clinic


February 20, 2014

Dissecting a rare heart condition

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Ana Gregg never imagined she’d have two heart attacks by age 35. Why she now has hope and wants to help others understand their risks. At 35, Ana Gregg never imagined she’d have a heart attack at such a young age. Or that her doctors would initially miss the signs. Now Gregg is participating in […]

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Tags: fibromuscular dysplasia, Sharonne Hayes, Spontaneous coronary artery dissection


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