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Ailing Hearts Hard on Spouses

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(LifeWire) -- Forty-five-year-old Mary Pakusch doesn't remember what happened in the minutes and hours after she went into sudden cardiac arrest at home on July 15, 2006. Her husband Paul does. Mostly, he remembers how scared he was.

"She was living a perfectly normal life," says Paul, 47, who works at a Rochester, New York, television station.

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