AHA News: A Heart Attack During Pregnancy, Then Heart Valve Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- As she walked up to her fourth-floor apartment, Marisa MacDonnell figured something was different with this pregnancy, her second.

She felt winded. She had to take deeper breaths. And when she carried her then-2-year-old son, Sam, he felt heavier than his actual weight. Even the activities she loved – walking and running – seemed more laborious.

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