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A Virginia woman having a heart attack recognized the symptoms thanks to the lyrics of a public service announcement with a snappy jingle.
We've all heard the stories. A spouse dies suddenly and the other passes a short time later. Could the cause have been a broken heart?
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Eileen Williams was a veteran Prince William County EMT, and then one day, she became the heart attack patient in the back of a county ambulance rushing to a hospital.
Doctors stress heart problems can run in families, and women need to know about their gene pool and take that information very seriously.
"There is a clot busting medication called TPA that is the only FDA-approved treatment for stroke. It is dependent on people getting to the hospital very early and being able to be treated very early," said Dr. Amie Hsia.