Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Rosie O'Donnell Suffered Heart Attack

Rosie O’Donnell suffered a heart attack last week and is “lucky to be here.”

The 50-year-old comedian detailed the experience on her blog Monday, saying symptoms struck hours after helping a woman get out of her car in a Nyack parking lot on August 14th.

After experiencing an achy chest, nausea, clammy skin and vomiting, she did an online search for women’s heart attack symptoms and took a few aspirin.

The following day, she saw a cardiologist who told her that her coronary artery was 99 percent blocked. A stent was inserted, she writes.

O’Donnell, of South Nyack, writes in a kind of verse on her blog. She says: “Know the symptoms ladies/ listen to the voice inside/ the one we all so easily ignore.”

O’Donnell may consider herself lucky, but the people of the lower Hudson Valley and others who have been touched by her charitable efforts are also likely to benefit from the twist of fate that led her to seek medical treatment before it was too late.

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