Rosie Odonnell - Rosie O'donnell Heart Attack Thwarted By Comedienne's Quick Thinking
News of Rosie O'Donnell's heart attack stunned fans of the actress this week, and O'Donnell herself says it's a "miracle" that she's still alive. The comedienne, 50, will reportedly make a full recovery, though her representative Cindi Berger told People magazine that she is "very, very lucky".
Rosie Odonnell credited her survival to her own quick thinking, saying Internet research on her painful symptoms led her to an aspirin (which is also recommended in a series of television ads). Writing on her blog on Monday (August 20, 2012), Rosie joked, "Thank god/saved by a tv commercial/literally". The former star of 'The View' had a stent inserted after doctors found that her coronary artery was 99 per cent blocked. On her blog she explained, "They call this type of heart attack/the Widow Maker/i am lucky to be here". It's been a tough month for O'Donnell, who recently revealed that her fiancee Michelle Rounds was diagnosed with desmoid tumors, an extremely rare affliction. The comedienne said her own health problems began after she helped "an enormous woman" struggling to get out of her car in New York. A few hours later she complained of chest pains, and bruising on her arms.
O'Donnell warned her fans that "hundreds of thousands of women" die each year of heart attacks", adding, "by some miracle i was not one of them.know the symptoms ladies/listen to the voice inside/the one we all so easily ignore/Call 911/save urself".