|My friend learning her "numbers"!|
Now, what did Rosie do right? Well, she suspected that she may be having a heart attack. She was experiencing nausea, vomiting, clammy skin, chest discomfort and sore arms. Actually, she thought enough of her symptoms to take an aspirin (which may have saved her life).
What did she do wrong? After googling "symptoms of a heart attack" and realizing that she had pretty much all of them, she still waited 24 hours to seek treatment, She went to a cardiologists office, who did an ECG and noticed abnormalities. She subsequently was transported to the hospital, where she had a catheterization and a stent placed in one of the main arteries in her heart.
Honestly, Rosie is lucky to be alive, and she knows it. You CANNOT wait 24 hours to see a physician. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack you MUST call 911. Do not wait. As Rosie so wonderfully put it...
"know the symptoms ladies