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Nicole Harkin, MD, cardiologist, founder of Whole Heart Cardiology, San Francisco.
Spencer Kroll, MD, PhD, director, Northeast Lipid Association, Morganville, NJ.
Sam Mehta, MD, director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Rose Medical Center, Denver.
Carolyn Thomas, author, A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease and the Heart Sisters blog, Victoria, British Columbia.
Jonathan Yang, MD, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, Austin, TX.
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