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Woman’s breast implant saves her life during stabbing

Medical procedures sometimes have unanticipated downsides — in this case, a patient received an unexpected benefit.

A Florida woman credits her recent breast implants with saving her life.

The woman said she was stabbed repeatedly in the chest by her former fiancé’s current girlfriend.

Doctors say the saline implant — a procedure which she had had performed just three months earlier — protected her from serious injury, because the walls of the implant and the saline kept the knife from piercing deeper into her chest or damaging her heart

The implant did not survive the attack.

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