Laudon's suspicions. But based on Kristin's family history, which included aortic dissection, Dr.
Tweet decided to order an additional test. In addition to ruling out an aortic dissection , the test also revealed dissection of the coronary artery. Tweet says. Before attempting the procedure, she and Dr. Tilbury consulted with two additional colleagues to determine the best treatment option for Kristin. After the procedure, Kristin spent four nights in the hospital recovering.
She also completed three months of cardiac rehabilitation , learning how to safely return to exercise. She says being on the other side of the bedside was an enlightening and rewarding experience. I've always been very proud to work at Mayo Clinic and have always believed we give outstanding care. But I have a new understanding of that now. For years, spontaneous coronary artery dissection was believed to be exceedingly rare. Until , Mayo Clinic saw just 10 patients a year with the condition.
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But as awareness has grown, thanks in large part to survivors who became advocates , more people have been accurately diagnosed. It's a group that shares many similarities. She's not a 'typical' heart attack patient. That's part of what can make the condition so difficult to diagnose. When relatively young, healthy women like Kristin come to emergency departments with chest pain, providers may dismiss the symptoms or attribute them to something other than a heart issue.
And like Kristin, patients themselves may not realize their symptoms reflect a heart attack and delay seeking care.
Tweet and her colleagues including Sharonne Hayes, M. It currently has over SCAD patients enrolled from around the world. The group has published more than 25 papers on the condition since in the hope raising awareness among both patients and providers. And they continue to study the data, with a goal of discovering new and better ways to treat and prevent the condition from occurring or recurring.
Between 12 to 29 percent of people diagnosed with the condition experience it again. Instead, Kristin plans to return the life she lived and loved. And she's well on her way. She's returned to work and to running, even completing a half marathon in August. And when she does take time for reflection, she often gives thanks for "the guardian angel that was with me that day. I thought I was healthy. I thought I was invincible.
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I want to tell women to listen to their bodies. Kristin says she's grateful for the chance to be able to continue to listens to hers. Dennis Laudon , Dr.
Marysia Tweet , Dr. Rajiv Gulati , Dr. Sharonne Hayes , Dr. Thomas Tilbury , Dr. I myself suffered from SCAD 14 yrs ago 5 days after the birth of my 3rd son by c- section. I ended up with a QUAD bypass. The cardiac surgeon mentioned that I have collateral arteries on the right side of my heart when they opened me up. The support I received from the many comments and Carolyn herself was and remains invaluable. This gender gap in the treatment and management of heart disease and stroke translates into faster, better treatment for men than for women, even though the mortality rate for women, especially younger women, has been higher than that for men since Feeling not only worried, but embarrassed and humiliated, she was misdiagnosed and sent home with instructions to see her family physician for a prescription for antacid drugs; her question about the pain down her left arm went unanswered.
Her book gives women the knowledge they need to become their own advocates in a health care system that continues to be weighted against them. Relating the story of her own heart attack and its aftermath throughout chapters, she outlines the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, why women delay in seeking treatment, cardiac misdiagnosis in women, male-pattern vs. I think anyone on this earth can get a lot of out of your book. It is incredibly well written, with great humour and intense honestly.
I know it cannot have been an easy thing to do, but you have left a wonderful legacy for all women as well as the medical profession. I am very happy to have read it and I wish you much success with it. Mine is getting dog-eared with all the avid reading it gets! This is written for women by a woman, and is a welcome voice. The personal accounts are interesting and thought provoking.
I wonder all too often here if health care settings are looking at bed occupancy targets too much. If you are writing for patients, understand this: patients need to understand the jargon and medical terms — not all text book authors writing for patients realise this is important. Anyone working in a Coronary Care setting within health care, Emergency Department staff, ward staff, medical teams, and student nurses and doctors.
For heart patients, it offers a lifeli ne as an effective resource. The book is also part memoir with Carolyn Thomas candidly weaving in aspects of her personal experience, including being misdiagnosed, as well as experiences of other women. Women experience different symptoms. More importantly, too many women do not seek out treatment and often when they do, they are misdiagnosed.
Thomas is on a mission to educate women about all things heart health related. You know the ones.
Everything always works out in the end. This was meant to be. Thomas prefers to translate them like this: Blah, blah, blah…there is no Fair Fairy in life. In addition, there are suggestions for doctors, nurses and other hospital staff members on how to treat patients. The included checklist on exam room etiquette is priceless. Whether you are a heart patient or a breast cancer patient, sitting on that exam table with your chest exposed countless times while being examined, poked and prodded, means you are far too often in a vulnerable state, and as Thomas states, courtesy and good manners in medicine should not be too much to expect.
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It also provides an impressive glossary of complicated cardiology terms in creating user-friendly, jargon-free translations for heart patients and their caregivers. The chapters dealing with the emotional aspects of our heart conditions was so helpful and validating!
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Advice for any woman or her partner dealing with heart disease. In other words, lifestyle is the principal determinant of our health, a fact often forgotten.