FOX 47 - Health News
He was out raking leaves, and knew something was wrong.
"Just felt awful, really fatigued. I felt a burning in my chest, pain in the left arm, broke out in a sweat," he said.
ER doctors at St. Mary's Hospital confirmed what he feared: Robert J was having a heart attack.
"Within 18 minutes, they were in my heart, putting stints in my right coronary artery."
Robert J's symptoms aren't the only one's to watch for.
"Sometimes it's an inability to catch a breath, horrible upset stomach, heart burn, a bad pain in the shoulder," said cardiologist Jane Pearson, M.D.
Pearson says speed is critical. Heart attack victims can die quickly if they don't get help fast.
"For every minute that goes by during a heart attack, more heart muscle cells are liable to die," Dr. Pearson said. "It isn't safe for people to drive themselves to the hospital. You shouldn't wait for a relative to come give you a ride."
More than two years after his heart attack, Robert J is back performing. He's lost 24 pounds and written just as many newly-inspired songs.
Robert J is teeming up with Dean and St. Mary's for "Heart Fair Off The Square."
It takes place Thursday, February 11th, at St. Mary's Hospital from 5pm to 8pm.
You can get free screenings and learn about heart health. Robert J will be performing.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|Dad raises $1M for daughter’s cancer treatment while fighting disease himself|
Tom Attwater, of the United Kingdom, is fighting to save his daughter’s life while battling the same disease that threatens his own health.
|It's time to fight traditions that harm women's health, says WHO|
Some of the major health problems faced by women in developing countries are caused by "terrible" traditions that must be stopped, said the head of public health at the World Health Organisation (WHO).
|China punishes hospital for operating room photos|
Chinese health authorities put a hospital president on probation and fired three other supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery.
|Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India|
Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India.
|Activity trackers get smarter at measuring fitness|
Fitness activity trackers have come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci sketched a rudimentary gear-and-pendulum pedometer to track the treks of 15th century Roman soldiers.
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
8:00pm Sleepy Hollow
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Half Men
11:35pm The Simpsons