My heart attack

Sallie Crawley Post Heart Attack

Women are notoriously bad at noticing that they are having a heart attack   We have a tendency to just tough it out. In my case you could have knocked me down with a feather, it just couldn’t happen to me. I thought I was invincible and immortal! My (disguised) surprise heart attack (heartburn) was a shock. Who me? Who’d have thought I’d have a heart attack? Certainly not me that was for sure, until Monday, 21st March 2016. When I woke up sweating, feeling sick with an upset stomach…

How do you know if you are having a heart attack?

Heart attack game over

Did you know that women generally fare worse than men after experiencing a heart attack?   One reason is that it can be difficult to identify the warning symptoms of a cardiac event when they do hit. According to the British Heart Foundation heart attacks kill more than twice as many women as breast cancer every year. Yet coronary heart disease is still perceived to be a ‘man’s disease’. There are over 900,000 women in the UK living with coronary heart disease, the main cause of heart attacks. 68,000 women…