Heart Attack Personal Stories

Real patients share their experiences with having a heart attack.

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Keith Short: Don't Do What I Did!

Keith Short is blessed to be alive - a doctor told him so as he let him know his heart had sustained serious damage that could not heal or be repaired.

Keith wants others to not do what he did.

Traci Joyce

Traci Joyce: A Heart Attack Survivor Shares What She Has Learned

Traci Joyce had a heart attack in 2013. She had two blocked arteries and she waited several days before seeking treatment.

She shares what she's learned from that experience and since then.

Melissa Murphy

Melissa Murphy: Enjoying every second of life...while preventing a second heart attack!

Melissa Murphy is a mother, wife, daughter, sister and heart attack survivor. She packs two stents in her right coronary artery due to the effects of birth control and yet didn’t have cardiac risk factors or cardiac disease.

She wants everyone to know - it can happen to you.