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Coronary Artery Disease

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Living With Heart Disease

About two weeks ago I had the awesome opportunity to speak to second year medical students about living with heart disease. My doctor called and ask if I wouldn't mind being a guest patient in the classroom, the session would be filmed for future use, and the med students would try and diagnose my illness. My doctor is amazing so I told him it would be my pleasure, I had no idea it would be one of the best experiences of my life. I know the students learned something they will never forget however, I had no idea I would learn something as well. The session started[...]

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Living With Heart Disease

The past few weeks have been tough for me, I've been having increased chest pain and experiencing extreme fatigue. Some readers who know me personally know I suffer from chronic chest pain and fatigue due to heart disease. For those of you who are getting to know me from this blog this is news to you, so I'll give you a little back story. I have an illness called Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) I was diagnosed in 2003. Since being diagnosed I've been disabled, because of the chronic chest pain and fatigue. I don't have these symptoms everyday, I have[...]