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Rosie O’Donnell: ‘I Am Lucky To Be Here’ After Suffering Heart Attack

By Alexis TereszcukRadar Entertainment Editor

Rosie O’Donnell had a heart attack and is sharing the news about her frightening medical scare and her treatment.

The 50-year-old wrote about what happened on her blog Rosie.com, explaining that a few hours after helping an “enormous woman struggling to get out of her car,” her body hurt.

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“I had an ache in my chest both my arms were sore everything felt bruised,” Rosie wrote but said that she took Bayer Aspirin and did not call 9-1-1 and waited until the next day to go to the cardiologist, where she was told that she had a heart attack and was sent to the hospital where a stent was put in.

“My LAD (Left Anterior Descending Artery) was 99 percent blocked,” she revealed. “They call this type of heart attack the Widow maker I am lucky to be here.”

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Rosie cautioned other women to know the symptoms of a heart attack and to please call 9-1-1.

Her fiancée Michelle Rounds was just diagnosed with desmoid tumors and they have postponed their wedding.

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Rosie is now home resting after her surgery.


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