‘This is my body’: Heart attack victim, 55, tells of pain and recovery
On a sunny, muggy Saturday in late November, a 56-year-old woman walked into the emergency room of a Philadelphia hospital with a blood clot in her heart.
She was not immediately declared dead.
But as doctors worked on her, she began to feel strange.
The clot was growing bigger and thicker.
Her heart was beating faster and faster.
At one point, it was pumping blood to her brain and the rest of her body.
Then, the woman began to cough and sneeze.
As the doctors worked, the clot began to move, growing deeper.
“I knew something was wrong,” the woman told NBC News.
“The doctors were concerned, but I didn’t understand what it was.”
“I’m not very good with words,” she said.
“It was a bit scary.
It was hard to explain to them, but they understood.”
She was rushed to the intensive care unit, where a tube was inserted.
Doctors tried to save her life, but she was pronounced dead.
“When I came out of the ICU, I felt sick, but the nurses weren’t worried,” she recalled.
“They just told me, ‘It’s going to be okay.'”
Her husband was a hospital security guard and was working in a nearby parking garage when she started having chest pains.
She wasn’t sure what they were, but her husband told her it was because she was having a heart attack.
The couple returned home, but their daughter was not home.
It turned out the child had been born in a hospital that she visited after her husband’s death.
“We didn’t know what to do.
We were scared to death,” the husband said.
The woman said she told her mother that she was going to die, but that she didn’t feel safe.
She didn’t get help from other relatives, and her mother wasn’t able to tell her.
The next morning, she called 911.
A hospital nurse told the 911 operator that the mother was being treated for a “heart attack” and that she should be rushed to a hospital for further treatment.
A physician told the dispatcher that the woman was in critical condition.
The ambulance took the woman to the hospital and was not able to reach her.
At the hospital, a physician was treating her for a heart condition that had developed.
A doctor said he would perform an EKG on the woman, but it was too early to do so.
The woman was placed in the ICG room, where doctors found a large blood clot, which was still growing, according to the medical examiner’s report.
The doctor told the nurse to “put her on life support” because she had an underlying condition.
The nurse said the woman’s blood pressure was high, so she had to take a sedative, but doctors decided she had no heartbeat.
She later died.
The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.
But the woman said doctors were negligent and said they should have called 911 sooner.
“I didn’t have any idea how they were doing this,” she told NBC.
“There’s a lot of bad decisions that they make, and I didn`t have a clue.”
She said she never went back to the family home or the parking garage to check on the family, which had been gone for years.
“My daughter and I were going through so much pain,” she continued.
“And we just wanted to go to the grocery store.
So I called my sister and told her to go there.”
But she said her sister was angry and told him she didn`ts want him there, too.
“They didn’t tell me that my sister called my mom and told me that she couldn`t go there because they couldn`tee me,” she remembered.
She and her daughter never saw their mother again.
The case of a Pennsylvania woman who died from a heart infection in the hospital was picked up by NBC’s Nightline and made national news.
A family member says he has seen no indication of negligence in the death of the 56-yr-old Philadelphia woman.
The Philadelphia police department is investigating.