I Had a Heart Attack

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    Around 5 years ago I had a heart attack.

    I'm told the type of Heart Attack I had is also known as 'the widow-maker' since only a small percentage of sufferers survive. It has changed my life quite dramatically, however not as you may think. I was told by my cardiologist that I had had single vessel disease, which means...
    osmodius osmodius
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    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 radiated down my left arm and I had difficulty walking. I am 57 years old and I had been complaining to my Dr for several weeks about pains in both...
    erinshauna erinshauna
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Sep 13, 2010

    42, years old woman. It happened at the 8th of

    June, bad experience. I was shocked to find out that all those bad feelings were due to a block in my heart arteries. I never thought it could happen to a woman of my age. I had a few days off from work but I never told to my coworkers what happened. I came back to work after...
    StellaAlex StellaAlex
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

    I Never Thought It Would Happen To Me...

    but it did. September 12, 2012 began like any normal day. Got to work, had a workout and shower, and headed to my desk. Had a good breakfast and greeted my folks as they began to arrive for the day. 9:00 - all was well. 10:00 - started to feel a little warm but did not think...
    1oldsnoopydoll 1oldsnoopydoll
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Sep 25, 2012

    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 35, I suffered a pretty bad heart attack that left me in a coma and on life support for 12 days.  For the first...
    Thusie Thusie
    36-40
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2011

    I suffered a massive heart attack at age 38

    and wasn't expected to survive. After months of cardiac rehab, several lifestyle changes, a new diet, and tons of medicines, the damage to my heart is now estimated at 20% (down from 50%). You can read about my story on my blog: www.loveyourheartblog.com
    LoveYourHeartBlog LoveYourHeartBlog
    41-45, F
    Nov 2, 2014

    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... its amazing what you can do after you stop listening to doctors...
    TheDaken TheDaken
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2012

    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 from lying down, doing what I do with most of my time: reading. I felt light-headed, as sometimes happens, only this time...
    FlorDeLuna FlorDeLuna
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2013

    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, used to do yoga regularly, used to take fish oil, eat healthy and had no family history of heart disease. I used to read a lot about health and food. Last 1 year...
    ganand25 ganand25
    36-40
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2012

    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". All I did was break out in a cold sweat and my coworkers felt the need to call 911. Imagine - just because I was sweating! And to top that...
    Browneyesgirl Browneyesgirl
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

    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 nothing when you fiqure in a lot of other things. Did someone else lose someoneone so young. Let me know
    hebb hebb
    41-45
    4 Responses Sep 24, 2011

    I first felt the symptoms in September

    which I ignored. I thought my arm and chest pains were due to over exercising at the gym. It could not be a heart attack. All my previous ECG test results were normal and we don't have family history. But I have hypertension and I have been taking maintenance meds for more than...
    sakura20 sakura20
    46-50, F
    Dec 29, 2014

    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 to the ER with a pain in my collarbone that just wouldn’t quit. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year. Some of that disbelief comes...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus
    46-50, M
    Jan 11, 2014

    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 attack. The first stent failed when I was in iccu. Back to surgery I went . they said i was having another heart attack. A...
    teri57 teri57
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2013

    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 to work lucky i work in a hospital couldnt stand pain no more and noticed my pulse in my neck pumping hard so took my...
    mandy40 mandy40
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

    So last August 9th, (2014),

    I woke up with a slight discomfort in my chest. No big deal. I ate breakfast and my dog Opie and I started walking. Our goal that day was to begin out journey back to a daily walk of 5-10 miles. We got out about 1.5 miles and started to get a little warm so I called my wife to...
    Bamps0 Bamps0
    61-65, M
    Feb 3, 2015

    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 pain from being off of my Rheumatoid meds finally became too much to bear, and my legs are so swollen I can't walk, so...
    ColoGrama ColoGrama
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Nov 9, 2010

    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 friends at gym suggested and rushed me to the hospital. i was diagnosed for an heart attack and they cleared a 100% blocked left artery. i felt an...
    balaji6 balaji6
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 1, 2014

    I may have had a HA on may 28

    while at work.. I drive a forklift and it was a very boring stress free day... I never felt "pain" just an increasing pressure or tightness in my entire chest... It got to a point of very uncomfortable but not quite pain.. Honestly it felt like I needed to burp! And I did burp a...
    braidonthorn braidonthorn
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 5, 2014

    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, chest hurt - typical symptoms ..........well the next day was the same but the back and chest part got to the point that it...
    TexasDreamer50 TexasDreamer50
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2009

    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 a youth arts festival.Sue and I performed our two-person show, based on the Rumplestiltskin story, in the park between the Festival Centre and the river, with me...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Jan 14, 2010

    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. What was more surprising was it wasnt my first heart attack. i had a silent heart attack at some point. I ended up with quintuple...
    nalyah nalyah
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2012

    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 feel completely overwhelmed. I've always been active and was brought up to not "sit on your laurels" so it's been really hard for me to sit...
    Verbalpunchbag Verbalpunchbag
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2014

    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 ECG which indicated problems. This was followed by an angiogram which showed blocked arteries and a few weeks later i...
    TheFoxtrotter TheFoxtrotter
    66-70, M
    1 Response Sep 1, 2013

    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 colleague for a job in Bideford, north devon..i'm feeling a bit odd but take no notice, been feeling strange for a while with odd dizzy spells, so i...
    rattler675 rattler675
    41-45, M
    14 Responses Feb 18, 2011

    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-law, and they had gone back to their apartment just behind mine. My stomach was hurting and I felt sick, so I went to the...
    ColoGrama ColoGrama
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Sep 18, 2010

    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 two stents put in, I went on the usual medications for cholesterol and blood pressure. In 2010 I had another heart attack and at...
    coronary coronary
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

    Drink Water On Empty Stomach

    It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment...
    freezywater freezywater
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

    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, no drinking... I was planning on going jogging/running the morning this happened.I kept waking up all night with the urge to fry and heavily salt eggs, eat...
    JohnMarch1966 JohnMarch1966
    41-45
    5 Responses Dec 31, 2011

    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 managed to revive her, but there was brain damage as a result. They did an MRI scan. The MRI scan showed pretty muchirreparable brain...
    rodders64 rodders64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2011

    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 always diagnosed correctly. I was experiencing pain between my shoulder blades, which I thought was a muscle pull. It was...
    Alohagirl Alohagirl
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2013

    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 pains, dizziness & nausea 2 Fridays ago. I thought nothing of it because I was having a panic attack. Things like that aren't...
    zendx zendx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2014

    A little over three weeks ago,

    I woke up on a Saturday morn about 6. I had a little bit of discomfort in my chest and thought it was nothing. I went walking and got out about a mile and a half with my walking partner (dog) and it was getting pretty warm out there, (I live in the desert and it gets HOT during...
    Bamps0 Bamps0
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2014

    I am 29. I had a major heart attack in March.

    I was rushed to hospital and had an angiogram straight away. They scented a 99.9% blockage. I had another heart attack during the angiogram. Two weeks later I had another two angiograms and another two stents because I failed to pass stress tests. It was, it is, numbingly...
    Misslandscape Misslandscape
    31-35, F
    Jul 19, 2014

    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 soon after I started lifting sand bags from my truck. The pain was a 10 on scale of 1to 10. I went to the hospital and the performed a EKG. I was...
    bimmerhead bimmerhead
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2014

    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 seem to do anything. I have not been able to get back to work, nor do anything other than go out for about an hour a day...
    monica20122 monica20122
    61-65
    5 Responses May 9, 2013

    I suffered a massive heart attack about this

    time last year. It caused me to go into cardiac arrest for 30 minutes.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 14, 2015

    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 Attack". It is my hope that my book will help other young heart attack survivors cope. More info at www.tooyoungforaheartattack.com...
    StuSegal StuSegal
    66-70, M
    Oct 25, 2013

    Last Thursday: Massive chest pain,

    pain in my neck and arms and shortness of breath. It was pretty frightening. I spent the night in the ER and it seems I experienced a "minor cardiac event" - a very mild heart attack that did no damage. But it's clearly a warning and I'm feeling rather vulnerable right now...
    Riffster Riffster
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 14, 2014

    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 guide. Float trips, fly fishing, hunting camps, snowmobile tours, you name it, I did it. While on a snowmobiling trip one...
    EpochCoda EpochCoda
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2013

    I just got back from the doctors

    and apparently I had a very minute heart attack and didn't take note where as I thought it was just another pulpitation. Anxiety attacks and past abuse of heroin, ice and cocaine. Especially when I had heroin mixed with cocaine or ice. The damage is done and That was enough to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    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 a stent placed in my heart, got on cholesterol reducing meds, and thought I was back to new. I was working out...
    TonyVandercook TonyVandercook
    41-45
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

    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 ready to leave on a plane trip that was to connect with a ship to sail on a relaxing 10 day cruise in the Pacific Ocean. As it happened...
    PrincessOz PrincessOz
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Sep 10, 2010

    I Had Four Heart Attacks in Twenty-Four Hours!

    I guess God wanted me to stay on earth to make trouble for a longer time, because I'm still here! Problem was, I had a calcium blockage in my coronary artery, and a special heart surgeon was called in to drill it out. The night before my procedure I was in the hospital bed when...
    BadPam BadPam
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    I had been out with my horse

    for about two hours, when all of a sudden, out of no where, I had the awfullest chest pain! It felt like something was crushing my entire chest, a tightness like a vice, something indescribable. Although my chest felt tight I could still breath but it was difficult. The pain...
    Willa91 Willa91
    22-25, F
    Nov 22, 2014

    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 had an ache in my jaw, but dismissed it as normal for me as I grind my teeth. I assumed it was indigestion because I was ravenous...
    Tuley Tuley
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2011

    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 DOCTORS SAVED HIM. THE PROBLEM IS THAT HE IS VERY TIRED, SLEEPS ALOT, DEPRESSED. HE IS NOT THE SAME PERSON AGAIN. THIS CHANGED THE...
    MARRIANA MARRIANA
    36-40, F
    May 19, 2013

    Not me, But all my dad

    and his brothers have had them. My uncle had his second one last night. I had gone out to the bar because i have no uni lectures today and when i came home at 1:30ish he wasn't home. I thought he had maybe gone to his boyfriends house, But his bf called me and told me he had a...
    evan151 evan151
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014
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