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Heart attack and stroke survivors share their stories at Mercyhealth

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Valentines Day is all about the heart and one local hospital took that in a new direction on Wednesday. 

Mercyhealth hosted an open house for heart attack and stroke survivors. Those who came were given the chance to speak with cardiologists and staff, as well as share their stories to help others with the healing process. 

Alexis Schuster a registered nurse at Mercyhealth said, "Some of these patients have a lot of health issues going on. So it's important for them to learn about all of the health conditions that go in to managing their heart disease, like diabetes, obesity, and those other factors."

Those who attended the event also received heart healthy gifts. 

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