Alabama | American Heart Association
March 2007, while working out at the gym I felt tightness in my chest. I contributed the tightness to an incident of mitral valve prolapsed, a condition of rapid heartbeats and sometimes tightness of the chest. A few days later while walking toward my office, I felt the same tightness I felt earlier. I was encouraged by my husband to make a doctor's appointment. The end result: my main left artery was 99 percent blocked. I was a heart attack waiting to happen. A stint was implanted to open that artery.
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