Nine years ago, after shortness of breath and burning sensations in her chest, Patricia Henderson, age 53, learned that her left coronary artery was 85 percent blocked. She had no family history of heart disease.
Patricia had surgery a few days later. The next day she became faint and woke up two days later to learn that she’d had a heart attack and then gone into cardiac arrest. “Medically, I was dead for one hour,” she said.