Celebrity heart attack survivors
These stars suffered cardiac arrest, but lived to tell the tale
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Compared with other serious diseases, cardiovascular disease goes relatively undiscussed. However, it is a very real problem. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, among both men and women.
There are a number of celebrities who previously survived heart attacks, and some are using their platform to spread awareness about how heart disease can be prevented.
Check out this gallery to hear their stories.
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