A heart attack is classified as a medical emergency and occurs when the blood flow the heart receives is restricted, often as a result of a clot. Symptoms can include chest pain, breathlessness and dizziness. It’s also common for sufferers to experience a heightened sense of foreboding.
Although it is possible to recover from a heart attack, sufferers may experience long-term damage to the heart muscle. According to the U.K.’s NHS website, problems such as the heart muscle rupturing or a cardiac arrest, can also arise very quickly after the attack. What’s more, these serious effects can very easily prove fatal.
On that fateful day in August, Michele stopped breathing shortly after the heart attack began. Naturally, the emergency services were quickly summoned. Nonetheless, an agonizing 15-minute wait lay in store for the pair before paramedics arrived on the scene.