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Old 08-21-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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For some time I noticed a" sense of dread" like the heart attack survivor talks about in this article, especially when I laid on my right side. a feeling of anxiousness and worry. When I mentioned it to my doctor she poo pooed my concerns and said I was under stress. but why only when I was on my right side?

Weeks later I had complete heart block and had emergency pacemaker. guess what???No more anxiety when I lay on my right side.

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Rosie's recent scare should be a cautionary note to all women. Heart attacks kill far more women
than breast cancer, yet the latter seems to get all the attention and money.

I lost my Dad to cancer so I'm not minimizing it at all. What I am saying is women and heart disease should be getting far more attention than it does. It certainly isn't only a man's problem.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Same thing with my mom. For years she complained of "spells"...finally insisted on wearing a heart monitor for a month. Ah ha, heart block and now has a pace maker. I'm just glad they figured it out.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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For some time I noticed a" sense of dread" like the heart attack survivor talks about in this article, especially when I laid on my right side. a feeling of anxiousness and worry. When I mentioned it to my doctor she poo pooed my concerns and said I was under stress. but why only when I was on my right side?

Weeks later I had complete heart block and had emergency pacemaker. guess what???No more anxiety when I lay on my right side.

Page 2: Rosie O'Donnell Is Lucky to Be Alive After Delay, Heart Doctor Says - ABC News
Glad you are feeling better.

I just want to point out to others reading this that "heart block" and the blocked arteries that cause a heart attack are not the same thing.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Rosie's recent scare should be a cautionary note to all women. Heart attacks kill far more women
than breast cancer, yet the latter seems to get all the attention and money.

I lost my Dad to cancer so I'm not minimizing it at all. What I am saying is women and heart disease should be getting far more attention than it does. It certainly isn't only a man's problem.
of course they do;; remember, like other parts of our body our heart wears out: if we live long enough there is a very good posibility we will have a heart attack, man or woman..
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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of course they do;; remember, like other parts of our body our heart wears out: if we live long enough there is a very good posibility we will have a heart attack, man or woman..
Wrong, under normal circumstances a heart doesn't just stop because its wore out. Smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, high cholesterol levels and poor diet all accelerate the natural process, leading to dangerous narrowing of the arteries.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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would just like to add that one of my favorite aunts was in the hospital and the doctors were trying to determine what was wrong with her. While visiting her I noticed she had hiccups she couldn't seem to get rid of. Said it had been an ongoing problem for days. Turns out she had a heart problem and needed a pacemaker. I searched online sometime after and read that constant hiccups can be a symptom of a heart problem
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