What It Feels Like To Have A Heart Attack

12 mrt. 2021
51 155 Weergaven

A life-altering experience.
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  • Thanks for sharing...,keep Trusting God..

    Cheron SobersCheron Sobers2 dagen geleden
  • wait i love her voice

    Ryan KlemRyan Klem4 dagen geleden
  • Recently a coworker had one at work, damn i panicked, he is okay now, ambulance was there in time 🙏🏻

    kioshykioshy10 dagen geleden
  • What an incredible story!!!!!!!

    The Moss GroupThe Moss Group12 dagen geleden
  • I had my first heart attack at 29,I have sickle cell so that why I have them. My experience was very different though.

    sexiibabysexiibaby14 dagen geleden
  • How can someone dislike this video

    zainab bellozainab bello16 dagen geleden
  • she’s south african i can tell

    pheladipheladi17 dagen geleden
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    Beatrice JonesBeatrice Jones17 dagen geleden
  • me: man that sounds terrifying :( i hope that never happens to anyone else also me:*proceeds to eat my popeyes*

    Vernissa Hosten-AugustineVernissa Hosten-Augustine20 dagen geleden
  • My poppy is 77 and loved through 2 heart attacks and a heart transplant. Hes a trooper

    Lil TeccaLil Tecca23 dagen geleden
  • terrifying is an understatement. i'm so glad she's okay.

    joanofvocalsjoanofvocals26 dagen geleden
  • My sister thought we all got heart attacks at 20

    Scarlett AdamsScarlett Adams28 dagen geleden
  • Watching this makes my heart beat faster

    OrochiOrochi28 dagen geleden
  • Allah is the only god

    sara bananasara banana29 dagen geleden
    • Yeah🙏🏽🕋

      ꧁IᴛᴢMᴏᴄʜᴀ꧂꧁IᴛᴢMᴏᴄʜᴀ꧂22 dagen geleden
  • the EMTs telling her she was fine when she was having a literal heart attack is a perfect example of medical racism. this has been happening to Black folks, especially women, for centuries. medical professionals dismiss pain and other symptoms, and in worst cases, this racist negligence kills.

    Anne OvertonAnne OvertonMaand geleden
  • Pulmonary embolism isn’t fun to experience either

    Shae NashShae NashMaand geleden
  • Is she South African?

    Chelsea HutchinsonChelsea HutchinsonMaand geleden
  • Gwssss

    Navyl FyrmnsyhNavyl FyrmnsyhMaand geleden
  • Bless you! I’m 29, and right before I turned 29 a few months ago I got diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. My health deteriorated quickly, the meds weren’t working. Long story short, I had a heart transplant just a little over a month ago. I’m doing great now!

    BalancedLion MaidenBalancedLion MaidenMaand geleden
  • She sounds like she is from South Africa 🇿🇦

    T_WorldT_WorldMaand geleden
  • I know the feeling. From a normal routine to intense pain due to the plaque breaking off and blocking an artery. Imagine having a turnakit wrapped around your arm and not being released, your body weight on your chest and dripping in sweat. The issue I had was time delay but luckily or as much luck as you can get from having a attack the ambulance had a EKG as standard and went straight to the hospital. You also want to hope you get to a hospital that has an interventional cardiologist ready to catherize. I didn't pay for anything but if i had to i would probably get another attack from the bill. Money can seem frivolous in those instances. At least some of us have had a preview. Anyways, it is what it is (and was). 😀

    SPQRSPQRMaand geleden
  • In Nov of 2019, at 40 yo, I had STEMI (widowmaker) and a SCAD too. All 3 of my left arteries are stented. I coded in the cath lab 4 times and I was in an induced coma for 10 days. The sweating started then the pain in my chest came so suddenly. I had no prior heart issues, no blockages, no warning. The absolute most scariest thing that's ever happened to me. I'm just glad to be alive!

    Shayla JoyShayla JoyMaand geleden
  • I know a South African accent when I hear one... I'm glad you're okay. 🥺❤

    Relebogile MonkweRelebogile MonkweMaand geleden
  • My mom has SCAD and it’s crazy that this video came out. My family nor I had ever heard of this disease until my mom got diagnosed. I believe she had her first heart attack around 37 as well, and since has had 2 more. She is fighter though and is doing okay now. With SCAD they can come out of no where for no real reason at anytime

    Sierra StoneSierra StoneMaand geleden
  • I can’t believe the paramedics gave the option to stay home even with those symptoms ....

    Melissa PhamMelissa PhamMaand geleden
  • Thank you for sharing this! Super brave and courageous

    Kira A.Kira A.Maand geleden
  • But I have felt that rock hitting ribs feeling before... 😱

    PhoenixPhoenixMaand geleden
    • I did too, but you didnt see black, or feel like your passing out, right?

      ꧁IᴛᴢMᴏᴄʜᴀ꧂꧁IᴛᴢMᴏᴄʜᴀ꧂22 dagen geleden
  • What an absolutely lovely woman. Thank God she made it through

    elizabeth rosemaryelizabeth rosemaryMaand geleden
  • I suffer from severe panic attacks and I'm always thinking "This is it for me I'm have a fatal heart attack"

    UrbanCarnageUrbanCarnageMaand geleden
  • wonder if gerd chest pain is comparable to heart attack chest pain O_o and yes i have gerd.

    enterpicksenterpicksMaand geleden
    • Hi enterpicks. I also have gerd and have been hospitalized for the pain twice. Both times I was given nitroglycerin. Since gerd affects the same muscle group, it works for heart attacks and gerd. I now take Protonix daily and am on a vegan/ GF lifestyle, that has helped me greatly . I hope this helped.

      Katchme IfyoucanKatchme IfyoucanMaand geleden
  • .

    Ivana MielniczukIvana MielniczukMaand geleden
  • Everyone who accidentally click on this video already knows

    HailstrumHailstrumMaand geleden
  • Thank god she's okay I can't imagine what it mustve felt like to have one of those in my family we have a strong line of diabetes im prediabetic if im not careful I could be at risk for heart disease in the future I'm 24 still young and healthy but I have to watch myself im actually right now scared, Scared for my life I have an anxiety disorder so my panic attacks feel like death I cant even begin to feel what those people that have survived heart attacks felt like all I can say is i am happy that u are ok

    jasmine martinezjasmine martinezMaand geleden
  • Women are always marginalized when it comes to medical emergencies. I'm so glad you went back and are okay now.

    Aaras Von MonovskiAaras Von MonovskiMaand geleden
  • Thank you for sharing your story. It sounds eerily similar to my own experience with SCAD! I had tears in my eyes remembering what it was like to be told you’ve had a SCAD. Scary, but we are lucky survivors!

    Jessica VasquezJessica VasquezMaand geleden
  • Thank you for interviewing and bringing attention to SCAD. It's not uncommon for ER docs to not even consider a SCAD, we need to research the latest SCAD research so we can advocate for ourselves, even with cardiologists. I am a 4 yr survivor of a SCAD, I had mine at 59, although it typically happens to younger often postpartum women (and a handful of men.) I do not have High BP, Cholesterol, or Diabetes (common co-morbidities for a heart attack.) Mine was spiral dissection also in my LAD but thankfully no blockage other than the SCAD itself. I did not have the same crushing pain, I did have the profuse sweating, an ache between my shoulder blades and hearburn that wouldn't go away with OTC meds. Until I had the shock-like pain down my left arm, I denied I was having a heart attack. If I hadn't read womens' heart attack symptoms often differ from men in a meme on Facebook I may not be here today. I was medically managed for a year and cardiac rehab and yes, a SCAD support group to help me get to my new normal. I've read there is a 30 some percent chance of another SCAD, so the threat hangs over our heads every day. Getting the word out saves lives, as many ignore their symptoms, or their ER does.

    Mitzi 916Mitzi 916Maand geleden
  • My dad woke up in the middle of the night having a heart attack, he got back into bed and went back to sleep lol

    Hot DogHot DogMaand geleden
  • Glad you're here making this video. A childhood friend of mine just died from a heart attack at 38 😞

    AvarenAvarenMaand geleden
  • i'm so glad she is able to live her best life despite of a heart attack. she NEVER should have been like... given an option to go home. Like, I get COVID and all, but all those symptoms pointed to a problem.

    Brittany-Ann HBrittany-Ann HMaand geleden
  • god bless you this is such a scary story

    D DiazD DiazMaand geleden
  • the worst things for me is heart attack and seizures.

    scooby dickyscooby dickyMaand geleden
  • Wow 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    Jessica ThomasJessica ThomasMaand geleden
  • May you have many blessings in your long and happy future

    kama namakama namaMaand geleden
  • Thank you for sharing your story ❤

    Eating AlaskaEating AlaskaMaand geleden
  • good job nice video

    video nature bookvideo nature bookMaand geleden
  • The God thing ruined it, but I am glad she's okay.

    titotoenailtitotoenailMaand geleden
  • Thanks for sharing your story. I'm really glad you're ok (physically at least) and have the support group.

    peachypink604peachypink604Maand geleden
  • I'm so happy she survived that. Though, I am truly hoping that doctors will run more, thorough, tests on people suffer similar symptoms so that you aren't just sent home after having a crushing pain.

    Zarex WolfZarex WolfMaand geleden
  • trust JESUS CHRIST 💙💗

    Francis CFrancis CMaand geleden
    • @sansa that too, they’re still vessels of God :)

      Francis CFrancis CMaand geleden
    • No. Trust the doctors and nurses.

      sansasansaMaand geleden
  • Now a days heart attacks r counted as normal bcoz of its countless patients

    PricelessPricelessMaand geleden
  • god bless shes still okay

    Jonathan NJonathan NMaand geleden
  • Thank you for sharing such a scary, life changing experience! Peace.

    Goblin BillyGoblin BillyMaand geleden
  • I am so happy that you are ok. Prayers my friend.

    Roselyn CampisiRoselyn CampisiMaand geleden
  • I feel for her that would of been horrible.

    Lee steeleLee steeleMaand geleden
  • You can feel the pain in her voice.

    branxdsbranxdsMaand geleden
  • Thanks for sharing us your experience.

    S&S ChannelS&S ChannelMaand geleden
  • She is so lucky that she had symptoms

    Valerie LyonValerie LyonMaand geleden
  • This scared me but I needed to know this too, so thank you for talking about this

    Missy TusaraMissy TusaraMaand geleden
  • This is so sad to hear. So sorry you had to go through this. Hope you have a speedy recovery, Sindi.

    Trev PierceTrev PierceMaand geleden
  • That is hard and awful but I am glad she is better this why it’s important to remember anyone can have heart attack man or woman and know what to do

    Leah grace FecteauLeah grace FecteauMaand geleden
  • OMFG, you can have a normal EKG and still have a heart problem! Just because you're not having a heart attack (tissue death) at the exact moment, that doesn't mean you aren't about to have one! The EMS team was incredibly irresponsible to say there was nothing wrong!

    Clare WhiteClare WhiteMaand geleden
    • You can't look at the numbers, you have to look at the symptoms as well. The numbers can help rule something in but can't always rule it out. SCAD is quite common in young females and should have been in the back of the EMS crews mind as a differential diagnosis.

      PurpleLion1608PurpleLion1608Maand geleden
  • When I was about 13 or 14 I had my first svt heart episode (supraventricular tachycardia) and I thought it was just a panic attack because at the time I never had experienced one. It was right before school so I was talking to my mom who was in another room just telling her something is wrong. You could SEE how fast and hard my heart was beating and I was getting cold sweats I was super dizzy and I could barely talk by how light headed I felt. That's when my mom called 911 and she and my brother helped me move to the living room couch since our living room was big enough for all the people and equipment. They did an ekg and my heart rate was 276 beats per minute and that's when they gave me a shot that to me seems just like a reset. I ended up getting an ablation and the first time it only took like 2 hours and they froze part of my heart but like 2 months later I had another episode just from bending over to pick up a shoe. I then got another ablation and this time it was about 9 hours and they unfroze the one part of my heart and burned another part and so far I haven't had another episode. It's been years now and my heart still isn't as strong as it use to be and im too scared to get it back to where it was if I have another episode and have to do it all over again.

    EllieEllieMaand geleden
    • omg im so sorry!! i had an svt ablation over the summer and thank god ive been better since then. i hope you don’t have to do that again!

      Erica SchoenbergErica SchoenbergMaand geleden
  • BuzzFeed - Would you be interested in another one of these except ‘I survived a stroke at 45’? HMU (recovery process still ongoing) P.S. This was last year so also... ‘during a pandemic’

    Scott CurryScott CurryMaand geleden
  • Those paramedics need a refresher course. Even in the off chance it was a panic attack they should have taken you to the hospital to be 100% sure. But then again I'm Canadian, maybe it's different in the US.

    Kathleen MillarKathleen MillarMaand geleden
    • YES! Especially since having a SCAD alone (no plague build-up and blockage) always has a "normal EKG"!! While EMT taking you to the hospital is always the patient's choice if they're conscious - they need to be better educated that EKG is not a 100% qualifier for heart disease.

      Mitzi 916Mitzi 916Maand geleden
  • wonder if that stuff is hereditary or if its because of all the american junk food

    ViRrOorRViRrOorRMaand geleden
    • It's a combination of both.

      Rebecca SpauldingRebecca SpauldingMaand geleden
  • Whoever is reading this may you and your loved ones live forever and ever 🙏🙏🙏🙏

    쉐리 sherry Mukbang 댓글 Comment쉐리 sherry Mukbang 댓글 CommentMaand geleden
    • ... Forever? ... I hope not.

      BugsBugsMaand geleden
  • I'm so glad she is doing better that's sounds very scary

    Ms. HardyMs. HardyMaand geleden
  • I'm so happy you have the support that helps and yes God got you sis!

    ashleyt11686ashleyt11686Maand geleden
  • God Bless you... Much love to you and your family. ❤

    ashleyt11686ashleyt11686Maand geleden
  • ❤️💓

    loomonda18loomonda18Maand geleden
  • My mom died from SCAD two weeks after giving birth to my brother. I’m glad you’re still here God bless you.

    jaded2o2jaded2o2Maand geleden
    • I’m so sorry she is in a better place you will see her soon she is watching down on you Denver

      IamBellaJones PeriodIamBellaJones PeriodMaand geleden
    • @mxnkeyboi thank you 🙏🏾

      jaded2o2jaded2o2Maand geleden
    • God bless your mother... you will reunite in the clouds with Jesus ✞

      mxnkeyboimxnkeyboiMaand geleden
  • I had the EXACT same condition that she had with none of those symptoms. No major pain, felt like I was catching a cold. Went to work for a week until I started feeling a lump in my throat. They looked at my heart and half of it was not beating. Had to have open heart surgery the next day.

    Justin JordanJustin JordanMaand geleden
    • omg! u didn’t have any symptoms?

      MercuryMercuryMaand geleden
  • My first panic attack (that I was properly aware of and knew what was happening) I thought I was having a heart attack I was so relieved when I realised it wasn't Thankfully I know first aid for a heart attack but I still wouldn't wish it on anyone it must be so terrifying

    LilFoxyCosplayLilFoxyCosplayMaand geleden
  • God said it wasn’t your time ❤️✝️❤️

    Delaney E.Delaney E.Maand geleden
    • @Keli E • 14 years ago I am really sorry for your loss, Stay safe and positive

      Yahya AbouchefehYahya Abouchefeh22 dagen geleden
    • @Keli E • 14 years ago I am so sorry for your loss :((( God bless him and you/your family.

      mxnkeyboimxnkeyboi29 dagen geleden
    • My dad had a heart attack and he passed from it

      Keli E • 14 years agoKeli E • 14 years ago29 dagen geleden
    • Amen!!!

      mxnkeyboimxnkeyboiMaand geleden
  • Oh dear this poor lady.

    kurihaikurihaiMaand geleden
  • My grandma passed away from a heart attack this January, at age 58😓

    A ARA ARMaand geleden
    • Same but In 2016 and it was my dad

      Keli E • 14 years agoKeli E • 14 years ago29 dagen geleden
    • I’m so sorry for your loss:(

      Lena MLena MMaand geleden
  • Knowing that on my paternal side has heart disease scares me. My moms side has hypertension (which I have) and colon cancer. Sucks.

    Komerican10Komerican10Maand geleden
  • Hey beautiful human reading this, I hope you are well✨ Sending loads of love, you got this❤️

    Shreya AmbadeShreya AmbadeMaand geleden
  • Amazing 😂😀

    dragonlover3dragonlover3Maand geleden
  • I had this before n i didn't know what was this... Its painful...

    oct26oct26Maand geleden
  • What a great husband.

    Diego AlvarezDiego AlvarezMaand geleden
  • Oh thank God!😩🙌🏽❤️ I’m so glad that she is okay. This is a blessing from God that she survived❤️ I’m glad! Thank you Jesus!🙌🏽❤️

    Zephyr OronaZephyr OronaMaand geleden
  • My stubbornness and hatred for hospitals is going to kill me one day because no matter how bad I feel, my solution is to nap it off 😅

    Hannah BensusanHannah BensusanMaand geleden
    • @Victoria _ How are you supposed to “take care of yourself” when doctors don’t know anything, don’t listen to your concerns & the rest of healthcare is filled with egotistical assholes?

      DanikaDanikaMaand geleden
    • Please dont do that, sometimes the smallest thing can lead to complications. Take care of yourself 😓

      Victoria _Victoria _Maand geleden
  • How could the ekj not show it?

    Kristin ChaKristin ChaMaand geleden
  • Thanks for sharing maybe it will help someone understand not to delay when treatment is needed. Thumbs up

    ethelmonkethelmonkMaand geleden
  • ❝ _Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it._ ❞

    LoveTrollLoveTrollMaand geleden
  • Wow the term "widow maker" scares the sh*t outta me.

    FirstNationFirstNationMaand geleden
    • It’s no joke. SCAD is a scary diagnosis.

      Komerican10Komerican10Maand geleden
  • Started feeling a little short of breath, listening to her talk about this.

    TheNordicMooseTheNordicMooseMaand geleden
  • 🙏🙏🙏

    ChristinaChristinaMaand geleden
  • I'm so glad that she went to the hospital and that she is okay! I deal with severe anxiety and its good to hear what a heart attack actually feels like. My dad died of a heart attack and it is a HUGE worry for me.

    AniabasAniabasMaand geleden
  • She is so pretty 😍

    Lexi BihhhLexi BihhhMaand geleden
  • It's crazy how similar the symptoms of a panic attack are to a heart attack. I've had two panic attacks that sent me to the hospital and you couldn't tell me I wasn't having a heart attack. Glad this woman is okay!

    spookytimesspookytimesMaand geleden
    • @Mercury Please seek therapy or a doctor if you can! It’s important.

      Rebecca PRebecca PMaand geleden
    • i have panic attack almost everyday and i thought i have heart problems cuz my chest was in so much pain

      MercuryMercuryMaand geleden
    • @vixen4327 same I thought I was having a heart attack but when I went to the host they told me it was a panic attack

      Neena TNeena TMaand geleden
    • I've had one panic attack in my life and I didn't know what was happening. Horrible experience! I thought it was my heart too!!

      vixen4327vixen4327Maand geleden
    • It happened to me once too, I couldn’t believe there was nothing wrong with my heart

      Tech With SeanTech With SeanMaand geleden
  • Everyone reading this right now should start trying your best in life because you only have 1 life after that life is gone it’s over

    ItsPhoenixItsPhoenixMaand geleden
  • That's so scary! The fact that you're just sent home with barely any testing is horrible. It happens so much and it shouldn't. Glad she's okay and is still able to be a mama to her babies. 😌

    MissaSissaMissaSissaMaand geleden
    • Thats because they check the heart and ther heart is fine. Its the arteries and they cannot check this without some invasion and invasion may cause death.

      KimberleyKimberley25 dagen geleden
  • Yeah, I gather it's not fun...

    Jerk ChickenJerk ChickenMaand geleden
  • Just realised, there is no action reason for why this video should exist. I do not want to know what it's like to have a heart attack🙁

    nishika shibunishika shibuMaand geleden
    • @Tina Loye yepp!

      SuxnSuxnMaand geleden
    • You could save your life or a loved one or a stranger if you can recognise the symptoms. the paramedics didn’t even know.

      Tina LoyeTina LoyeMaand geleden
    • You never know when you need to call 911. This is pretty useful to others.

      SuxnSuxnMaand geleden
  • Thank you for sharing!!!! This mirrors my own experience almost down to the moment, except that I wasn't given the option to stay home, and was taken right to the hospital. I am SOOO unbelievably thankful that the hospitals in my city have been a part of SCAD research studies, so I wasn't overlooked. It is a real life changing experience, but we are strong and will survive for another day my SCAD SIster.

    Sue SexsmithSue SexsmithMaand geleden
  • I'm so happy you got to see your kids again. I have two boys of the same age, i can only imagine how hard the thought must be, almost leaving your kids behind like that. Hope you are doing well and you are healthy.

    AppleCore360AppleCore360Maand geleden
  • I'm so glad you're okay now physically, Sindi. I'm so glad to hear that the American Heart Association has support groups for heart attack sufferers and that they further break it down into what type of heart attack you've survived. A lot of people may not be aware that there are different types of heart attacks even though its the #1 killer. I'm so happy for you and your family that you are getting through this.

    Allison HunterAllison HunterMaand geleden
  • So happy to see you doing well

    Michael DesheMichael DesheMaand geleden
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