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Patricia Harden

Patricia Harden is a writer and communications consultant in Oakland, California. She and her husband grow pinot noir grapes and make wine at their home in the Oakland hills, where she hikes daily with Lily, her border collie. She retired in 2021 after selling the PR agency she owned.

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My Heart and the 'Octopus Trap'

This rare condition, Takotsubo, is also called ‘broken heart syndrome' and mimics a heart attack. Here are the lifesaving lessons I learned.
April 8, 2022
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