Friday, 19 September 2008

The day Elie's heart stopped

Elie Levy (pictured right) says he literally owes his life to a British Heart Foundation campaign on how to spot heart attack symptoms.

Elie experienced only mild symptoms, and initially he wasn't worried. Little did he know that within minutes his heart would stop while he was in the ambulance on the way to hospital.

Luckily, Elie's wife Karen had realised the seriousness of what could be happening to her husband, and knew that she had to call 999 immediately.

Elie's story is a stark reminder of why you should never delay if you experience any of the symptoms, and he recounts it in an excellent interview on the New You web TV channel.
You can also brush up on the symptoms on our special heart attack campaign website.

Have you had experience of a heart attack? Tell us your story by posting a comment below.

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