Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rosie O'Donnell describes her heart attack

Of course the show with Rosie O'Donnell is full of promos, but here is some useful online information about women and heart disease. AHA Guideline Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women—2011 Update

This is from Newday, here's the entire story rosie-o-donnell-to-talk-about-heart-attack Rosie O'Donnell to talk about heart attack on 'Dr. Oz'

Rosie O’Donnell taped an appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show” last week, giving her first interview about her near-fatal heart attack in August. The episode, which will feature the Nyack resident discussing the circumstances that led her to realize she was suffering the symptoms of the attack, was supposed to air Oct. 8, but has been pushed to Oct. 25 to coincide with the first day of fall sweeps.
My comment:  A cynical decision, I am sure product endorsements will be part of the show.  Nevertheless, the program will probably educate more women about heart disease.

A woman has a heart attack

Rosie took an aspirin but didn't see a doctor until the next day.  That could have been too late.
Melinda Beck reporter for the Wall Street Journal has an excellent article
Minutes Matter, Yet Many Don't Get Help as Symptoms Can Seem Harmless

An article from WebMD about aspirin and heart attack.

Here are some useful posts from Heart Sisters.
Rosie described failing to call 911.  Here's a discussion about that.
No such thing as a small heart attack
The new country called Heart Disease

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