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The death of former Australian Ironman Dean Mercer at age 47 shocked the sporting world. How could a seemingly fit and healthy man die of cardiac arrest at such a young age?

Australian experts have found a big increase in patients having heart attacks but who have no obvious risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, being obese or smoking.

Heart Research Australia's Professor Gemma Figtree and her team reviewed almost 700 heart attack patients at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital from 2006 to 2014.

Jimmy Smith and Bob Blacket live nearly three hours away from each other, but in May they caught up in the waiting room of the Heart of Australia mobile cardiac clinic.

View original article - Credit: ABC.net.au

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