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Teen with life-threatening condition has life-saving cat

The cat is trained to alert people when her owner has a potentially fatal heart seizure

Laura Cummings
Evening News

EDINBURGH, Scotland — A teenager who suffers potentially fatal heart seizures owes her life to a lucky black cat which raises the alarm and sits with her until ambulance crews arrive.

Maria Gillon, 13, has ventricular tachycardia, a potentially life-threatening condition which causes severe chest pain, impaired vision and loss of hearing.

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