Woman who survived deadly ‘widow maker’ heart attack hopes to alert others

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“We really had to shock him… 33 times.”

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Suzanne Calicchio, 48, hopes she will encourage people to take heart attack signs and symptoms more seriously after surviving a heart attack from a “widowmaker.” report good,

“We went in, we startled her,” said Dr., medical director of emergency medicine at St. Catherine’s of Siena Hospital in Smithtown, New York. James Ryan said york,

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“We actually had to shock him, it was 33 times. I’ve been practicing emergency medicine for almost 35 years now and I don’t remember a single other patient who got a shock 33 times and survived. We’ve got that on him.” After about an hour and 20 minutes of work… we stabilized him (for surgery) enough,” he said. couple,

After returning from work six months ago, she began to feel pain along with numbness in her arms, but was basically underdiagnosed Symptoms,

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But her fiancé called 911, despite her insistence on avoiding the ambulance. After arriving at the emergency room, she became unresponsive.

“I would have died in my sleep,” said Calicchio. “I would totally have been a goner… the fact that I paid attention to how my body was reacting and I said something to (my fiancé) and he reacted, it all happened for a reason was, I Accept,

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Three main coronary arteries supply oxygen to the heart, one on the right side and two on the left side of the heart, the main of which is called the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. Cleveland Clinic,

Over time a plaque can form around the walls of one or more heart arteries, so if a blood clot forms around the plaque blocking blood flow, a heart attack occurs. It happens,

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A “widow maker” heart attack occurs when there is a blockage in the LAD, but it causes symptoms similar to a heart attack caused by a blockage in a different artery, so common symptoms to watch for include: pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and sweating, but in women may be associated with more subtle symptoms such as neck, jaw pain or nausea, according to Cleveland Clinic,

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“The main thing, to walk away from this experience, is to listen to your body,” advises Calicchio.

“You have to listen, and you can’t be stubborn and put this down the rug, because that’s when you get snatched up.”

Click Here For more information about heart attack symptoms in women, visit the American Heart Association.


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