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February 7, 2020

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John Lane died of a heart attack at the age of 39 in 2016.

February is American Heart Month! Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, the deaths of 1 in 4 men and women are caused by heart disease. The term "heart disease" actually encompasses many different conditions – heart defects you are born with (congenital heart disease), coronary artery disease (plaque buildup in arteries), heart rhythm problems, weak heart muscle, diseases of the heart valves, and others. Heart disease, especially in the early stage, often has NO symptoms. But, as the disease progresses, symptoms depend on which type of heart disease...

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