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Doctors stress heart problems can run in families, and women need to know about their gene pool and take that information very seriously.
"There is a clot busting medication called TPA that is the only FDA-approved treatment for stroke. It is dependent on people getting to the hospital very early and being able to be treated very early," said Dr. Amie Hsia.
Andrea Wongsam was 35 years old and 13 weeks pregnant when her life changed forever.
Statistics show heart disease is the biggest killer of women over 20, and the real tragedy is many of the deaths are preventable.
Wanda Jackson of Forestville, Md. is a heart disease survivor on a mission. She has become an advocate for heart patients, saying she is part of an army that is taking on America's number one killer.
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