Patient Survives Widow Maker Heart Attack
March 11, 2019
Suzie Hea suffered a major heart attack on January 30, 2019. It’s often called the widow maker, as there was a full blockage in her left main artery (left anterior descending artery).
She didn’t have any symptoms of a heart attack. She woke up at 3:00 am and was suffering a heart attack.
“Had I waited even a couple minutes, I wouldn’t be here to tell this story,” said Hea. “God orchestrated a miracle that night. I coded shortly after I arrived at the hospital.”
Hea coded four times and was put in a medically induced coma to preserve her organs. Hea is grateful for her cardiac team, who performed 25 minutes of CPR, her critical care nurses (Adrianne, Jordan and Lindsey) for treating her when she was most critical and her cardiologist, Dr. Don Mishra.
“Not only did they care for me, they cared for my family and friends and encouraged them that everything would be ok,” said Hea.
Hea is now completing cardiac rehab at NAMC three times a week.
“Thank you for the blessing you gave me and taking such good care of me. You are all my guardian angels, and I will be forever grateful. There are no words. They gave me back my life,” said Hea.