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A nuclear camera recently installed at Phoebe Cardiology Associates, is used to detect cardiac blockages, are among the methods available now to help find and treat problems in a person’s heart. Experts say that, 30 years ago, a heart attack was an event likely to result in death or disability. Now, heart attack patients are expected to be in the hospital for just two days and be back to work in roughly a week.

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Medical advancements creating healthy hearts

Coronary heart disease costs the nation $108.9 billion each year, statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show.

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