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A 16-year-old schoolgirl who thought she had indigestion was stunned to discover she had actually suffered heart failure.

Jessica Smith began suffering mild chest pains and assumed it was heartburn. She saw one GP, who diagnosed indigestion and gave her Gaviscon, but the symptoms continued.

She then saw another doctor who sent her for a scan, which revealed she was in fact suffering heart failure and was just days from death.

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Would be nice if they had competent docs under socialized medicine....but the system grinds them all down..

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