For 65 yr outdated Jan Marie Brown, who was in excellent well being, having a coronary heart assault on the age of 47 was a distant thought.
“I used to be a 47-year-old feminine in wonderful well being. Excellent blood stress, no historical past of excessive ldl cholesterol, at all times wholesome. I awoke that day and felt like I had heartburn, one thing I simply don’t get. It was a ache in my esophagus slightly below my throat,” writes Jan on Quora.
“One of the simplest ways I can describe the ache is it felt like somebody was making an attempt to pressure a coke bottle down my throat. Just like the bottle was about to separate my esophagus open. About two inches beneath the notch in my collar-bone. Actually nearer to my throat than to my chest and smack within the heart,” she describes her symptom in a protracted submit.
As she was ready on the laboratory for a blood verify up, writes Jan, she began sweating profusely. “I wasn’t sizzling, I used to be simply sweating. I received out of the automobile, considering the cool morning air would assist, however once I stood up I felt very weak. A couple of minutes later it received laborious to breathe. I couldn’t get breathe in. It instantly dawned on my I used to be having a coronary heart assault!, she writes.
Jan had coronary spasm. “I’m 64 now, haven’t had any points since. I do take a really low dose of a blood stress remedy to forestall one other spasm, although I’ve nice blood stress,” she writes.