Heart Disease Survivor Talks Signs & Symptoms To Look Out For

Heart Disease Survivor Talks Signs & Symptoms To Look Out For


WITHOUT HER SMART PHONE. SHE FOUND IT REFRESHING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK. RESEARCH SHOWS WOMEN MAY BE MORE LIKELY THAN MEN TO EXPERIENCE HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS. A STUDY SHOWED MORE THAN HALF OF THE DOCTORS SEEING WOMEN WHO SEEK CARE FOR THOSE SYMPTOMS MIGHT NOT EVEN REALIZE THOSE SYMPTOMS ARE RELATED. FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH AND TODAY WE HAVE A GUEST WITH US WHO KNOWS WHAT IT IS LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THESE HEART PROBLEMS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING IN. YOU WERE IN YOUR MID-40s WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE A HEART PROBLEM WHICH IS PRETTY YOUNG, I’M SURE YOU FELT LIKE IT WAS YOUNG. YOUR ORIGINAL DIAGNOSIS WAS ASTHMA? MY ORIGINAL DIAGNOSIS WAS ACID REFLUX. TELL US WHAT YOU FELT. I WENT TO MY ANNUAL PHYSICAL AND SAID I AM FEELING THIS WEIRD SENSATION WHEN I WORK OUT AND I SAID IS LIKE GLASS COMING TO MY LUNGS SO THEY THOUGHT IT WAS ACID REFLUX AND GAVE ME A PRESCRIPTION. TO WEEKS LATER I WENT BACK AND SAID I DON’T THINK THIS IS ACID REFLUX I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON. THEN THEY DIAGNOSED ME WITH ASTHMA AND GAVE ME AN INHALER. 10 DAYS LATER I WENT FOR A SIMPLE WALK WITH MY DOG AND I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG, THE PAIN WENT UP MY NECK AND DOWN MY ARMS AND I HAD BEEN VERY TIRED LEADING UP TO THIS. I WAITED UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING AND CALL THE DOCTOR WHICH PLEASE DON’T DO THAT, LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE. THE NEW DOCTOR RAN AN EKG AND WITHIN FIVE MINUTES I WAS SPEAKING TO A CARDIOLOGIST ABOUT CHECKING MY ARTERIES. FRIDAY MORNING I WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL AND I HAD A 95% BLOCKAGE. ON THE LEFT YOU CAN SEE WHERE THERE IS ALMOST NO BLOOD FLOW. THAT IS WHY I WAS SO TIRED AND I THOUGHT THIS IS WHAT WOMEN GO THROUGH. THE DOCTORS WENT THERE WITH ME. THERE IS NO HEART DISEASE IN MY FAMILY. WHAT SHOULD WOMEN LOOK FOR? ALL OF A SUDDEN BEING TIRED. A SUDDEN CHANGE IN YOUR BEHAVIOR EITHER WORKING OUT OR SLEEPING A LOT. I ALSO FELT NAUSEATED A LOT. IT REALLY DOES FEEL FOR WOMEN LIKE AN ACID REFLUX OR INDIGESTION AND THEY ARE VERY SIMILAR. LAST WEEK I HAD INDIGESTION AND OF COURSE IT WINTER MY HEAD AND I HAD — WENT THROUGH MY HEAD AND I HAD ANOTHER EKG DONE. YOU HAVE MADE SOME SIGNIFICANT LIFESTYLE CHANGES. I HAVE STARTED EATING HEALTHIER AND I HAVE JOINED A GYM. THEY CARE ABOUT ME AS A PERSON BUT I NEEDED THAT ONE-ON- ONE ATTENTION AND I KNOW WHEN I WALK IN THEY KNOW ABOUT MY HEART AND THEY CHECK ON ME.

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