young African American businesswoman having heart attack

This post, originally written on Feb. 24, 2016, is being bumped up because one of my loyal readers suffered a heart attack a few days after the New Year. She requested a Medical Minute post to warn her fellow Rose Garden members about the warning signs of a heart attack.

Please heed the warning signs. Black people are at greater risk for heart attacks due to the prevalence of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes in the black community.

It can happen to you.

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Erica Garner declared bain dead by doctors at Woodhull hospital

Doctors at Brooklyn’s Woodhull Medical Center declared Erica Garner brain dead — five days after she suffered a massive heart attack. Family members were called to the hospital to say their goodbyes before Garner, 27, is removed from life support.

The person updating Garner’s Twitter account complained on Tuesday that NYPD officers banned them from the intensive care unit where Garner has been since she suffered a heart attack on Saturday.

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Eric Garner in a medically-induced coma in ICU

 

The daughter of Eric Garner is in a medically-induced coma after suffering another cardiac arrest. Erica Garner, who protested against police brutality after her father died in 2014, is in critical condition at Woodhull hospital after suffered a heart attack on Saturday night.

Doctors say Erica had an enlarged heart which was discovered after she gave birth to her son in August. The 27-year-old suffered her first cardiac arrest a month after her son was born.

Erica’s mother told reporters her daughter was in a medically-induced coma.

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Heart attack

A Michigan man was found dead in a parked car after he had apparently Googled his symptoms on a university computer, CBS Detroit reports.

Cops found the man’s body in a car in the parking lot of Grand Valley State University. The man, who was in his late 30s, was not a student at the university, but there are indications that he visited the school’s computer lab.

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