Heart Attack Hustle: Cutting Treatment Times to Lengthen Lives

When Virginia Gardner felt faint during choir practice, she had no idea she was having a heart attack. "My chest started feeling tight," said Gardner, 64, a great-grandmother from Roxborough, N.C. "My throat felt dry and I couldn't breathe and I couldn't swallow." Another choir member called 911. And within 70 minutes, Gardner was having surgery to unblock her artery. "They didn't stop moving," Gardner said of the paramedics and hospital staff who rushed her straight into surgery. "I'm quite...Full Story
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