02/19/12 - 10:16am
There is a strong history of heart disease on both sides of Sharen Sleater’s family.
Her health problems began in her early 20s with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high triglycerides; afflictions associated with heart disease.
It took her father’s death, who died at 67, to receive a fair diagnosis. She returned to Alaska with his autopsy in hand and warnings from an out-of-state coroner that she probably had a similar condition, she said.