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Philadelphia Inquirer Column Shares the Story of Temple University’s Dawn Angelique Roberts, the Second Opinion and Treatment at Temple University Hospital That Saved Her Life, and Perspective from Dr. Sabrina Islam

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Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jenice Armstrong wrote a feature on Dawn Angelique Roberts, Director of External and Community Relations in the College of Education and Human Development at Temple University, and a marathon runner who, in 2019, suddenly developed a sharp pain in her chest that wouldn’t go away unless she stopped moving. A second medical opinion at Temple University Hospital revealed she had a 99 percent blockage in her left anterior descending artery. Dawn had a procedure to clear the blockage and implant a stent and now shares her story to encourage women to advocate for their own health. Sabrina Islam, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, provided perspective about heart disease, particularly in women, for the column.