MATTERS OF THE HEART: A Life and Death Valentine

For quite some time now, I’ve been worrying about a fellow blogger. Funny, but also wonderful, how we become connected to people we’ve never met and most likely will never meet, in real life. This morning, I had this post in my inbox. Not only was it very relieving to hear from my friend, but it was also filled with important information. I myself, already knew about this thanks to my job …I worked a couple of years in cardiology [admin], and also due to massive heredity for heart disease.

This knowledge is just as important to have for men as for women.


Yes, I’m back after a month of adventures, and not just back, but I’m a woman on a mission — a matter of life and death.

It’s February, month of Valentines and hearts, and here’s a quick pop quiz for you: what are the typical symptoms of a heart attack?

I hear you — Pain in the chest. Pressure in the chest. Severe indigestion. Sorry, you only get 50% for your answer, because those symptoms are typical of heart attacks — in men. Symptoms of heart attacks in women are mostly different.

Having survived a wake-up call that was perilously close to the Last Trump, I want to make sure that everyone knows: in matters of the heart — like heart attacks and such — men and women are not the same. Their symptoms are different, the numbers are different, the diagnostics are different.

I was doubtful…

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9 Replies to “MATTERS OF THE HEART: A Life and Death Valentine”

  1. Hi,
    That is incredible, you just feel like screaming at some of those doctors.
    Thank You for sharing this, the information was indeed valuable.
    I am so glad that everything has turned all right.

  2. Thanks for re-blogging this Rebekah – I had no idea that symptoms of a heart attack can be different for women. I’ve shared it on FB.

  3. I have kept up with this through the years and in fact have had the tests mentioned. It is time for me to take them again. Guess I have been putting it off.
    Being diabetic I worry about heart and strokes. I have lost about 40 pounds the last year but it’s still a scary situation.
    Good post and a good subject. It’s not all about flowers and chocolates!

    1. Hello Cindy, and good to see you here!
      Yes, there are many risk factors — diabetes being one of them. Good that you lost 40 pounds … I think?! I mean …I’ve never seen you LOL

      Thank you …please stop by whenever you feel like it 🙂

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