Heart Disease: Lifesaving News for Women

Heart Disease: Lifesaving News for Women

l “I think I’m having a heart attack,” Georgia Chapman said, to anyone who would listen. Two paramedics and an emergency room doctor told her no, she was fine — just a healthy 55-year-old stressed out from working two jobs. Go home and rest, they said.

Chapman wasn’t buying it. “We are wasting time,” she insisted, planting her feet. By the time the cardiologist saw her and rushed her into surgery, three of her heart’s four arteries were completely blocked. One required a stent to restore blood flow.

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