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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A healthy woman wakes up on a hotel floor, dizzy, with a pounding headache. She doesn't know what happened, and it would take doctors several years to discover she had a stroke.

Debra Wells is that woman. The stroke was only the start of some life-threatening medical issues. It turns out her heart was stopping, too.

Wells spoke to us on Friday morning about her experience.

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