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An Arrow Through the Heart: One Woman's Story of Life, Love, and Surviving a Near-Fatal Heart Attack

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It happened without warning. She was thin and fit, ate all her vegetables, never touched a cigarette. There was no family history of heart disease. Yet somehow, at the age of forty-four and in the middle of her weekly yoga class, Deborah Heffernan felt her heart explode. After emergency surgery and a flood of complications, she was left with half a functioning heart, a def...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 2nd 2002 by Free Press (first published 2002)
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Deb
This book is exactly what it calls itself, "One woman's story of life, love, and surviving a near-fatal heart attack." She describes in some detail her experience, which was unusually severe, particularly given her youth and strong physical condition.

She survived, obviously, but found her life completely changed by her experience. She needed to learn to accept that she could no longer live the life she had been living, if she wanted to continue to live at all. And, she had to realize that she n...more
Donna
The author's fascinating account of her sudden, near-fatal heart attack at the age of 44...just happens to be my age right now. Scary stuff!
Alexis
I needed this book. I have a feeling I will return to it again and again, much as I do "Sick Girl" by Amy Silverstein.
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