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Man in ‘cold’ was in fact a heart attack

The nurses on duty were long-time friends, and he knew that there was something wrong the moment she saw him.
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Ed Covert, 46, thought he had a cold coming on, when he was stopped by the nurse’s station at work. Symptoms are felt as chest congestion.

“I had a full feeling in my chest, like when you have a chest cold,” he said. “I was coughing a lot, trying to get away from the uncomfortable feeling.” In a heavy pot smoker at the time, and that he experienced swelling in his feet, which he attributed to for the most part of the day.

The nurses on duty were long-time friends, and he knew that there was something wrong the moment she saw him. “I have been asked for some cold medication,” says Covert, a correctional officer for the Dutchess County Jail in Poughkeepsie, New York. “The nurse gave me a quick look and said that she didn’t think it was a very cold and he ordered me to go to the hospital.”

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Under the assumption that he had a virus, he took to himself, thinking, “Great, I’ve got some funky bug that is going around.” This is the reason why you are more likely to have a heart attack during the winter.

At the hospital, a doctor, was an unexpected news: the Secret had to have been fermented and cold-like symptoms, a heart attack, but of the two, and he was on his way to a third-party.

The diagnosis was a complete shock. His father died when he was 41, and, as a result of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans. Still, the news shook up-a Secret life.

“They gave me a list of things that I couldn’t be any more,” he told Reader’s Digest. “I, too, was a part-time farm hand, and that’s the one I was used to move bales of hay, 50 pound bags of feed, and interact with the animals. I wasn’t supposed to lift more than a gallon of milk.”

Not only was it Secret, is forced to give up his work on the farm, and retired from his job as a corrections officer, and he and his wife lost their house, who had come to the farm-hand-jobs.

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Along with the impressive life-changing experience, and the drugs are Hidden, would have been a six-way bypass that only seemed to aggravate the symptoms. After a few trips to the hospital to find the right mix of medication and dosage, a medical doctor offered to give him a chance to take part in a clinical trial for an implantable device called the CardioMEMS. The pressure-sensing device is placed in the pulmonary artery, and passes the data to the doctor. The technology allows doctors to monitor a patient’s progress remotely, and to suggest any needed changes to it.

It was in the year 2015, and the date of receipt of the device, the Secret life has been on an upswing.

“It’s amazing, because it lets the doctors know I’m on my way to a number of issues, before I know it,” he said. “Ever since the implantation, I have had a couple of medication changes over the phone. No CardioMEMS, and I would have to drive 45 minutes to get to the hospital to see a doctor. Because the CardioMEMS monitor me from a distance, we can easily make medication changes without a visit to the area.” Please see all 9 things to know about heart attacks before you have one.

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Phil Adamson, MD, MSc, FACC, medical director of Abbott’s failure in business, says of the Secret of ‘ s success with the device, like this: “Ed’s story is just one of the many, that is an example of a life-changing technology to ensure that your day-to-day burden of patients with heart failure, as well as to help them to live healthier, fuller lives.”

While heart disease may be the result of genetics, there are other indicators that your heart is in trouble. Watch out for those silent signs that you may be on your way to a heart attack.

This article was first published in Reader’s Digest.

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