Woman’s recovery turns out to be more rare than disease

Naesha Parks believes it was divine inspiration that led her to take her sudden bad feeling more seriously and urge a friend to call 911.

She suddenly remembered a friend she hadn’t spoken to in years describing his first heart attack.

“The last thing that I remember was saying to her, ‘I can’t die. Who’s going to care for my children?'” said Mrs. Parks, 35. “And I woke up a week-and-a-half later in Open Heart Recovery.”

That she was able to wake up at all stumps even her heart surgeon.

What felled Mrs. Parks was an extremely rare and deadly condition called spontaneous coronary artery dissection. There have been only about 300 documented cases, although there have probably been more that were not written up, said Mazullah Kamran, assistant professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and co-author of a review article on the disease last month in The Journal of Interventional Cardiology .

Read the complete article on The Augusta Chronicle.


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