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Connections: Understanding heart disease, at any age

Healthy, active, 46 years old: Sue Palmer thought she had a simple 24-hour bug. She wanted to stay in bed. She agreed to go to the hospital, which saved her life: Palmer was suffering from a heart disease known as "the widowmaker." Maybe you saw her story in the Washington Post; it's a reminder that heart disease can afflict anyone, at any age.

Our guests discuss a wide range of issues related to heart disease, research, and prevention. Our guests:

  • Dr. Timothy Malins, chief of medicine at Geneva General Hospital
  • Dr. Eugene Storozynsky, associate professor of cardiology at UR Medicine
  • Madison Hoadley, congenital heart disease survivor
  • Dawn Hoadley, Madison’s mother
  • Jerry Serafine, heart attack survivor and owner of Restaurant 2 Vine
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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