Gerringong heart attack survivor an ambassador for National Wear Red Day

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By Lisa Wachsmuth
Updated February 9 2020 - 10:36pm, first published 11:11pm
Determination: After a massive heart attack Matt Shields (right) worked hard to get back into action, eventually taking part in the gruelling Pioneer Mountain Bike Race in New Zealand. On National Wear Red Day on February 14, he's urging others to support the work of Heart Research Australia. Picture: Supplied

On the operating table after a massive heart attack, Gerringong's Matt Shields watched on screen as surgeons inserted a stent through his arm and into a blocked artery to save his life.

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Lisa Wachsmuth

Deputy Editor

Deputy editor and health reporter at the Illawarra Mercury, covering stories in the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas. For news tips email lwachsmuth@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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