Hina tells her heart attack story
Hina Shah was making rice krispie chocolates
for her family when she had her heart attack. It was completely
unexpected. Hina had no previous medical problems, no family
history and no symptoms.
A fast recovery
Heart disease can strike anyone at any time. We need to be conscious of what we eat, what we do and how much exercise we do on a regular basis.
She just couldn’t
fathom why it had happened. Luckily Hina was treated quickly, and
managed to recover as fast as she could, so that she could return
to looking after her children.
Hina is now thankful to be alive, and the experience has changed
her life in certain ways. Of our resources she says: "They were
simply invaluable and a great source of information."
Hina shares our booklets and Heart Matters magazine with her family. Her
children get the newsletters too, and really enjoy reading
Our Heart Helpline has helped Hina
understand more about her condition, the medication she takes for
it and how to return to a normal life.
Worried about the misconception that young people and especially
women don't suffer from heart related diseases, Hina wants people
to know the truth.
Simple things like being able to walk her
daughter to school again were indications that Hina’s life was
getting back to normal. She didn’t like other people taking on her
role as a mother.