According to VH1 blog, Basketball Wives cast member Tami Roman, 41, was admitted and released from the hospital for a “mild medical condition” on Tuesday. Roman confirmed via her Twitter that she had a "mild heart attack."
Her publicist also confirmed the "medical emergency" in a press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NYC, New York- Last night, Tami Roman was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for a medical emergency.
She has since been released and would like to let her fans and supporters know she is doing fine and looks forward to resuming her scheduled engagements. She will also be back on Twitter communicating with her followers shortly.
Roman tweeted this evening “Thx 2every1 for the get well wishes. Never thought I’d have a mild heart attack at 41. God has a way of bringing things into perspective. Finally going home 2my kids-heart meds and all.” We are truly thankful that her condition is not worse and that she’s well enough to leave the hospital. We’re thinking of you, Tami!
Sandrarose.com extends our best wishes to Tami and we hope she has a speedy recovery. So, what exactly is a "mild" heart attack, you ask? Read on.
In a nutshell, a mild heart attack is a heart attack that causes almost no structural damage to the heart. Some people suffer multiple mild heart attacks without even knowing it. While these types of "silent" heart attacks can lead to possible heart failure in the future, not all mild heart attacks will lead to heart failure or cardiac arrest.
The classic symptom of a heart attack is pain that starts in the chest and radiates down the arm. Some patients might experience pain that radiates to the neck or jaw. The pain can be sharp, dull, a tightness in the chest, or crushing sensation in the chest. The pain can also be accompanied by shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
Chest pain that doesn't radiate down the arm can also be indicative of other conditions such as gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux or heartburn. Not all patients have arm pain during a heart attack.
Symptoms of mild heart attacks can range from none to acute chest pain that sends you rushing to the emergency room. Panic attacks can mimic a mild heart attack. So, even if you're having a panic attack, the ER doctor will rule out a heart attack by drawing your blood and taking an EKG reading of your heart, in addition to taking your vital signs and other diagnostic tests.
Risk factors include family history of heart disease, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, drinking, drug abuse, gossiping, and a sedentary lifestyle (sitting on your butt all day in front of a computer or TV).
The best way to prevent a heart attack is to avoid the major risk factors. Exercise and eating a well-balanced diet will also keep your heart healthy.
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