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Heart attacks increasingly common in younger people

Ana Duhon, center, and Carrie O'Connor, right, both had heart attacks in their 30s and were treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center, where they met. They are founding members of the medical center's Young Adult Cardiac Support Group.
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Ana Duhon, center, and Carrie O'Connor, right, both had heart attacks in their 30s and were treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center, where they met. They are founding members of the medical center's Young Adult Cardiac Support Group.
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Carrie O’Connor thought she was a fairly healthy 35-year-old who went on daily jogs and ate well. Then, more than a year ago, she suffered back-to-back heart attacks. The first hit while she was treating herself to baubles at Smyth Jewelers in Timonium, Md. The project manager at T. Rowe Price suddenly felt nauseated and severe pain consumed her stomach. Pain shot up her arm and her jaw ached. All were common symptoms of a ...

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