Best-Selling Author Donna Fasano–When Life Deals a Blow to the Heart — 20 Comments

  1. That feeling of relief that the “all clear” give is amazing. I hope lots of women heed the call. Thank you for stopping by, Barbara.

  2. Well, that’s why women usually live longer than men though. We will go and have the tests where men often shy away. I’m fine, they say. 😉

  3. I spent the day in the hospital yesterday thinking I was having one. I was lucky .I don’t smoke and I do eat healthy. I have Premature heart beats. they just disrupt the heart rhythms which is common. nothing to worry about so say the doctors.

  4. Donna my youngest sister had her first heart attack at the young age of 42..she 53 now.she now has a stent, even if heart problems run in your family genes, you can improve your own chances by eating right and not smoking or quitting now, people don’t realize smoking makes your blood sticky like sryup, blood doesn’t move very fast in sryup. the platelets pile up and make a blockage, so if you eat unhealthy it will happen.

  5. Thanks for the reminder. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, please get yourself checked and know the warning signs!

  6. Best wishes for your friend and her family (and for you – her “sister” friend).

    And as always, your novels are the best. I love reading a Donna Fasano book 😀

  7. At age 37 I wound up in the ER this summer believing I was having an intense panic attack. I actually debated whether I should go or not, figuring it would pass. It turned out to be something more. Women should always play it safe when it comes to symptoms they question. The stress of a stress test is nothing compared to the stress of people hovering over you in the ER!
    I can’t wait to check out Mountain Laurel. ?Ryan

  8. I’m glad your friend is hanging in there, Donna. Women do go undiagnosed for heart disease far too often.

    I love the cover of Mountain Laurel!

  9. Donna,
    Thank you for sharing this story. I am glad your friend is recovering. I went through the entire nuclear stress test for my heart last summer. It was scary but the feeling of relief afterward is worth it. Every woman should take this step. It’s easy to put off until… Just do it!

  10. Lyn, thank you for having me on your blog.

    My annual physical is set for April. I intend to ask my doc about a stress test…and I know I’m in for a colonoscopy too. Fun stuff! lol

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

HTML tags allowed in your comment: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>