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Jana Tronier prepares a salad at her south Fargo home. Jana had triple bypass surgery at age 43 and now has a new outlook on life. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/David Samson

Triple bypass survivor encourages getting Sanford’s new screening

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Jana Tronier doesn’t look like the “typical” heart disease patient.

The 44-year-old Fargo woman is fit and healthy. But, she had several risk factors for cardiovascular disease – she’s diabetic, she had high cholesterol, and her dad had a quintuple bypass at age 45.


Still, for several years, her recurring symptoms were brushed off as stress, anxiety or dehydration.

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Meredith Holt
Meredith Holt is a Forum features reporter who writes a twice-monthly column on body image, weight loss (and gain), health and fitness. Her topics of interest include mental health, relationships and women's issues. She also does page design and copy editing, which she did for six years prior to joining the features staff in March 2012.
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