Medical professionals in St. Louis report a dramatic increase in the number of people inquiring about and getting heart check-ups. Cardiologist Douglas Miller, a professor of internal medicine at St. Louis University, reports a fivefold to tenfold increase this week in thenumber of callers asking about heart problems. The number of people coming to Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Town and Country has more than doubled. Officials say concern has risen in St. Louis following the deaths of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile as well as traffic helicopter pilot Rich Barklage, both from heart ailments.
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