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Questions surround President Donald Trump's unscheduled visit to Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Rumors are swirling that Trump, 73, was rushed to the hospital complaining of chest pain.
The White House released a statement saying Trump went to the hospital for a routine physical exam. But the report was quickly dismissed by Washington insiders.
"The one thing you can be absolutely sure of is this was not routine and he didn't go up there for half his physical," tweeted Joe Lockhart, a press secretary under President Bill Clinton.
Insiders whisper that Trump had a mild heart attack, and that he suffers from Angina, chest pain caused by narrowing of the arteries that feeds oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscles. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease.
If the president did suffer a heart attack, it was likely caused by the stress of the ongoing impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Last week was tough for the real estate tycoon. Trump suffered a political defeat after his candidate for governor of Louisiana lost to sitting Governor John Bel Edwards in a state that Trump carried by nearly 20 percentage points in 2016.
And in another setback, Trump's friend and former advisor Roger Stone was found guilty on seven charges of lying to Congress, obstruction of Congress, and witness tampering. Stone faces a maximum of 50 years in a federal prison.
Stan Lee was reportedly rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after falling ill at his L.A. home on Thursday, the NY Post's Page Six reports.
Lee complained of shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) at Cedars-Sinai hospital, according to TMZ.
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Yesterday, news broke that Attorney General of the U.S. Eric Holder suffered chest pains, palpitations (rapid heartbeat) and shortness of breath during a Justice Dept. meeting. My initial thought was that Holder suffered a panic attack. Especially after it was revealed that doctors gave him medication to "return his heartbeat to normal" then discharged him. If his condition was all that serious he would have been hospitalized, if only to monitor him overnight.
Of course, at 63, he could also be diagnosed with any number of heart ailments such as Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Angina, Congestive Heart failure, mild heart attack, etc. But based on his symptoms -- and the fact that hundreds of black pastors are calling for his impeachment -- I think he suffered a panic attack.
Apparently, The Hufffington Post does, too.
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According to a report on Foxnews.com, an estimated 38,000 women under age 50 suffer heart attacks each year in the United States.
Studies show that most women can't differentiate between a heart attack and indigestion.
Most women who are having a heart attack put off going to the emergency room because the symptoms are so vague. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death.
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