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I Had a Heart Attack

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    I Have Had 10 Heartattacks And Survived - my first mi was when i was 34 nd now im 56 and had my 10th last oct 2011.  last year have had 7 stents inserted  and in feb 04 had quad...
    67firebirdman 67firebirdman 56-60 3 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    Heart Attack @ 56 - I turned 56 in June .August 10th I had a heart attack. I had no idea what was happening. I was taken to er. Where I ended up in surgery. Yap is was a heart...
    teri57 teri57 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2013

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    Unexpected Heart Attack - 18 years ago I was suffering with pains in neck and lower jaw. After seeing the doc several times he referred me to a cardiologist who gave me an exercise...
    TheFoxtrotter TheFoxtrotter 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2013

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    My Recovery... - I just wanted to give a few words of encouragement to any heart attack survivors out there wondering if they will ever feel normal again.  Over 5 years ago at age...
    Thusie Thusie 36-40 3 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    Left Anterior Ventricular Descending Coronary Arterial Occlusion - When I was 22 and working as a children's theatre performer, we travelled to Adelaide to take part in...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 6 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    I had a major heart attack at the age of 32, on the 3rd January 2014. I had two stents put into my left pulmonary artery as I had one 100% blockage and another partial blockage. I...
    Verbalpunchbag Verbalpunchbag 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I had a heart attack on Sunday. It was nothing like I thought a heart attack would feel like. No chest pain - only pain radiating from my shoulders to my elbows on both sides. Then...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    I Did - I was twenty four... I was electrocuted at work... It burned my hand severely and it sucked, and it hurt, but I still managed to get back to work after a long weekend...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    I'm in shock. I'm only 31. I'm a healthy person. My daughter is almost 2. She's my first baby. I'm married. My husband, family & friends are devastated. I was having some chest...
    zendx zendx 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Too Young For A Heart Attack - I had a heart attack, young, at 37. I survived and have lived an amazing life. I write about it in detail in my new book, "Too Young for a Heart...
    StuSegal StuSegal 61-65, M Oct 25, 2013

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    Heart Attack At 44....27th Of January 2011 - about 8am, i had just fuelled up my works van at my local garage in Lee Mill near Plymouth...i was on my way to Exeter to pick up a...
    rattler675 rattler675 41-45, M 13 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    Heart Attack At 46, Oct 2010 - My symptom was a burning sensation high in the chest, which came and went during the day, only lasting a few minutes at a time. It was very mild. I...
    Tuley Tuley 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2011

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    Out Of Left Field - I A 31 YEAR OLD FEMALE WHO NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE TWO HEART ATTACK'S WITHIN DAY'S OF EACH OTHER.MY STORY STARTS YEARS AGO I GUESS WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH...
    JAZZY1981 JAZZY1981 31-35, F Oct 22, 2012

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    Silent Heart Attack - It hasn't actually been confirmed yet but from an ECG I had today, it appears that I have had at least one heart attack and possibly more. I have to have all...
    solaquin solaquin 31-35 3 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    My Best Friend Died Yesturday - My best friend and little brother died yesturday of a massive heart attack. He was 31 yrs old. 6 ft 2 inch tall 280 Lbs. I know that means...
    hebb hebb 41-45 4 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    Jaw Who Knew? - My story is simple. Not so dramatic as some of you. But my heart attack happened on a normal Saturday. I went to gym, came home, showered and went out for lunch...
    Notfabulous Notfabulous 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    I Had A Heart Attack - On august 4th 2008 i was shopping at the local supermarket with my youngest daughter (13) when i felt unwell,never dreamt that i was having a heart attack...
    rizzzla rizzzla 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    I had a heart attack the 23rd of October 2013. My symptoms were chest pain and sweating. I had just come home from a restaurant and started doing yard work. The pain started...
    bimmerhead bimmerhead 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    A Heart Attack ????????????? - i woke up at 4.40 for work got brakfast ready and went to get dressed as soon as i was ready i felt a bit low a verv slight feeling in left of...
    1234cardiff 1234cardiff 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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    Daughter Saved My Life - On February 10, 2008, I had a heart attack. I didn't know that's what it was, I just didn't feel so good. I had eaten chinese with my daughter and son-in...
    ColoGrama ColoGrama 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    Heart Attack What Heart Attack - It was a Tuesday evening and I was home alone lying in bed as I was suffering from a bout of pneumonia. It is a form of legionariies disease so can...
    Jag62 Jag62 46-50 3 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    My Heart Attack Experience At 43 - I had a heart attack on October 10th 2009 and it has changed my life completely. I began with a slight feeling of  discomfort in my upper...
    MyraRobin MyraRobin 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    42 - On December 7, of all days, I suffered a Heart attack! what makes this amazing is I was 42 years old! I basically have a genetic condition that prones me to a weak heart...
    justme4u65 justme4u65 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    I Survived A Widow Maker Heart Attack... - A week after experiencing this awfully scary thing, I am only now feeling ready to write about it. Hubby and were busy getting...
    PrincessOz PrincessOz 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    More Test's - So I haven't even reached the year mark yet and somehow my heart is sick again.It just is a constant cycle of all my illness's making my life so unmanageable at...
    JAZZY1981 JAZZY1981 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    Heart Attack 45, Healthy, No Smoking, No Drinking... - YESTERDAY MORNING 30 Dec 2011:Here I am, a healthy but very stressed man of 45. Healthy, within my weight range, no smoking...
    JohnMarch1966 JohnMarch1966 41-45 5 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    I Ignored All The Symptoms - I was under a lot of stress with many areas of my life and have always thrived on pressure. I was on my way to an eye appointment at a hospital...
    mfish mfish 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    3 Heart Attacks ..please Read - I will try and keep this as brief as I can and I will try to answer your questions the best I know how. In 2008 I had my first heart attack and had...
    coronary coronary 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    Was Not Back Trouble - On October 7th I stayed home from work because I felt so bad - thought I was coming down with the flu - horrible headache, coughing, back hurt...
    TexasDreamer50 TexasDreamer50 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    One Day You Are The Healthiest And Next Day The Most Sick - I am 36 years old. I was very healthy, used to do everything right, at least thats what I thought. I was a vegeterian...
    ganand25 ganand25 36-40 4 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    while i was at the gym working out 3 weeks ago, i felt sudden weakness around my chest area. i thought it was normal tiredness but i got very weak and started to sweat heavily. my...
    balaji6 balaji6 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    Her Heart Stopped For 45 Minutes - The story with this lady is she had, had a massive heart attack,her heart had stopped for 45 minutes and she was in a very serious way. They...
    rodders64 rodders64 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2011

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    I Had A Heart Attack At 30 Years Old - it has been going on for about 9 months , i have been suffering back and neck pain , i put this down to a new bed that we bought around this...
    louisc01 louisc01 26-30 2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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    Can Anyone Offer Me Advice Please And Thank You - I feel very neglected by my local hospital and GP. I was taken to hospital on Saturday morning with severe chest pains which...
    erinshauna erinshauna 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    Life In Danger - I had a heart attack in February of 2008. My heart healed, I was lucky, and I stayed on my meds diligently. That is until I lost my job and my insurance. The...
    ColoGrama ColoGrama 56-60, F 7 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    My Father Had A Heart Attack - HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO WORK WHEN HE FELT PAIN IN HIS CHEST AND IT WAS HARD FOR HIM TO BREATHE. HE CALLED HIS BROTHER TO TAKE HIM TO HOSPITAL, THE...
    MARRIANA MARRIANA 31-35, F May 19, 2013

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    Heart Attack #2 - I had my first heart attack at 40 after playing tennis with a friend. I thought it was heat stroke but found out just how quickly your body can turn on you. I had...
    TonyVandercook TonyVandercook 41-45 2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    Heartattack At 44 - hi all i had a heart attack 3 weeks ago woke p ready for work hoovered around then put kettle on had the pain then really thought it was indegestion got my self...
    mandy40 mandy40 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Technically, I Didn'T - That's what the stupid-assed cardiologists say anyway. They say I had a "cardiac event". Let me describe my "cardiac event" to you. I had just gotten up...
    FlorDeLuna FlorDeLuna 46-50, M Feb 4, 2013

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    Because I Am Fat - Not much to it, I had a heart attack two years ago. Almost died. Not fun
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 20, 2012

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    Any Advice Please!!!!! - I had a "mild" heart attack and had to have two stents placed. This was about 6/7 weeks ago. The problem is that I am feeling so tired still that I can't...
    monica20122 monica20122 56-60 5 Responses May 9, 2013

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    Heart Attack At 44 - I had a heart attack at 44 on 9/7/2012. Scariest day of my life. My cardiologist said I was way too young to have an MI. As a woman, symptoms are not...
    Alohagirl Alohagirl 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    Heart Attacks, Age 22 - I live near the Teton mountain range. At the time I was very active, fit, and healthy...at least there was no reason to think otherwise. I was a tour...
    EpochCoda EpochCoda 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    Really??? A Heart Attack! Really??? - Still hard to believe I had a heart attack and now in the world of "heart disease". Being a female, symptoms are sometimes not the "norm...
    Browneyesgirl Browneyesgirl 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Massive Heart Attack At 33 - im 33. I have high blood pressure and cholesterol both are under control with meds. I thought I had the flu. in reality i was having a heart attack...
    nalyah nalyah 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2012

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    A Heart Attack Woke Me Up ! - My heart attack woke me up very early in the morning, i got out of the bed and went to my son's room to tell him to take me to the hospital and he...
    grangela46 grangela46 51-55 1 Response Nov 15, 2010

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    On Near-Death Experiences… I had an appointment with my cardiologist yesterday, since I’m closing in on the one year anniversary of our acquaintance, courtesy of a 2 AM visit...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M Jan 11

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