An Undetected Heart Attack Led to an Urgent Triple Bypass

THURSDAY, Dec. 16, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — For more than three years, Gary Saunders struggled with heartburn. Antacids helped – if he took a handful of them.

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He figured it was stress or the “12 to 15 cups of coffee” he drank each day to fuel his long hours managing a busy 24-hour retail store. In his mid-50s, he was exhausted all the time.

Nagging from family members and frustration with the constant heartburn finally sent him to get a checkup. It was his first visit to the doctor in years.

Learning he had

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