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Can anybody survive a second heartattack?

can anybody survive a second heartattack?
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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Hi,
Thanks for query,
It is not the numbers are important but how much blockage in the arteries are there is to be concerned.
The heart attack one consider may be coronary insufficiency.
Ok and bye.
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Yes its not unusual for people to have more than one heart attack. an old boss of mine had 3 before her retired!
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