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  • “If we knew the warning signs, Dad might be with us this Christmas."

    Marie-Louise’s dad complained of a sore back. He didn’t know he was having a heart attack.

    Heart attacks can strike at any time, seemingly out of the blue. From one moment to the next, lives are taken, and families are changed forever.

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    Marie-Louise was 20 when her father, Martin, had a heart attack. He’d gone to bed early, complaining that he didn’t feel well. He didn’t think it was anything to worry about, all he needed was a good night’s sleep.

    A few hours later, gurgling sounds emanated from the bedroom – the last sounds he would ever make.

    Martin had a severe heart attack and went into a coma.

    The ambulance rushed to the house but no amount of CPR could bring him back.

    When the doctors tested his heart they found that his arteries were 98% blocked. If he’d called an ambulance when he felt sick, they could have helped him.

    Instead, a family lost their father.

    Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack can save a life.

    Martin showed many of the warning signs of a heart attack; a dull ache in the back, shortness of breath, and nausea. But as Marie-Louise said, “he didn’t think it was serious.”

    Your support today can help more Australians know what to look out for before a heart attack occurs.

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