Medicine: Working Hearts

Roused from his sleep by shortness of breath and a feeling of pressure on his chest one night six years ago, Sidney Schwartz of Manhattan sensed that it was a heart attack. Even as he called his doctor he began to worry about how his illness would restrict his activities. That anxiety proved baseless. At 63, Schwartz today is doing everything he did before his coronary—and then some. Says he: "I feel great."

The reasons for Schwartz's well-being are attitude and exercise. Three times each week, Schwartz and 15 fellow coronary alumni meet at New...

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