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- C. Bruce Johnson Reporter, WUSA-TV (Channel 9), DC's CBS affiliate; and author of "Heart to Heart: 12 People Discover Better Lives after Their Heart Attacks" (iUniverse)
- Greg Kumkumian Medical Director, Coronary Care Unit, Suburban Hospital
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