- The victim stops what they’re doing.
- Their eyes open wide.
- They clutch their chest, make some funny noises, and then they collapse to the floor. Right?
Wrong. (Don’t believe everything you see on TV!) That scenario describes sudden cardiac arrest, not heart attack. The two are not the same thing at all. The heart attack awareness campaign called “Make The Call – Don’t Miss a Beat” tells us how symptoms of the classic “Hollywood Heart Attack” can differ from the actual reality for most women. Continue reading “The myth of the “Hollywood Heart Attack” for women”