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Lisa Krawczyk’s Story

carnegie, PA

Lisa's Story

My name is Lisa and to give you some background I started menopause early at 38 years and around the same time I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. As a result I started closely watching my diet and started a regime of exercise.For over a year I reported to my doctor that I was experiencing heartburn, indigestion and numbness/tingling radiating to my back and down my left arm to my left foot.It was diagnosed as anxiety/menopause symptoms. I was not satisfied with the diagnosis and my instincts told me to seek another opinion.At the first appointment with my new doctor, an EKG was performed and it was determined that I had had some type of “event” in the recent past. Within 2 weeks I was scheduled for a stress test and echocardiogram. Days later a heart catherization was performed. My right coronary artery was 90% blocked, and a stent was inserted to correct the situation.Women, please do not ignore the signs your body is giving and if you do not like what you’re being told, get another opinion.Sincere thanks to all my doctor’s and healthcare professionals who have helped me and continue to help me. I’m doing great and enjoying life once again.

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