January 27, 2005 |
Seven years ago this February, Tish Colombi, the mayor of Haddonfield, woke up feeling sick to her stomach. She felt like she had heartburn all day but decided it was something that would go away. She and her husband, Dan, went to church. They even went to a hospital, not to check out her symptoms but to visit Jack Tarditi, a former mayor and a Haddonfield commissioner who had had knee surgery. Colombi woke up sick in the middle of that night, but again she thought it was something she had eaten or a touch of the flu. The next morning, she and Dan, a retired doctor, decided that she should go to the hospital.
August 22, 2012 |
IT WAS KEPT A SECRET longer than one might expect, but People magazine reports Rosie O'Donnell suffered a heart attack last week. As Rosie is one of the more polarizing celebs Tattle has ever written about, Internet comments sections are probably full of good (and not so good) wishes. According to People , Rosie, 50, played Internet doctor when she was beset by painful symptoms and took a Bayer aspirin (product placement not paid for) as she'd seen in ads. "Thank god/saved by a tv commercial/literally," she blogged Monday.
March 15, 2005 |
Georgia Tech football coach Chan Gailey suffered a heart attack yesterday while playing racquetball at the campus recreation center. Gailey, who turned 53 in January, was taken to Piedmont Hospital after experiencing chest pains. He underwent a balloon angioplasty, a procedure that is used to clear a blocked artery, and was resting comfortably, spokeswoman Allison George said. "He's expected to be in the hospital 3 or 4 days," she said. "He will make a complete recovery. " George was not aware of Gailey having any previous heart problems.
August 20, 1996 |
Longtime restaurateur, club owner and mob associate Salvatore "Sam the Barber" LaRussa died Sunday of a heart attack in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County. He was 58. Clean-shaven, short, "built like a fireplug," LaRussa wore his receding black hair longish in the back. He had an eye for the trendy nightclub scene, opening clubs at 13th and Locust streets in the 1960s, on South Street in the '70s and along the Delaware River waterfront in the '90s - including Club Vegas, South Beach Club and the Aztec Club, which he built, operated and later sold.
November 22, 1989 |
An employee of a Camden furniture store died from heart failure Monday, minutes after a woman bit him on the finger while the two were engaged in a heated argument over a late furniture payment, Camden police said yesterday. Bernard Rossin, 57, of the 7700 block of Dorcas Street in Northeast Philadelphia, started having difficulty breathing after the incident and was taken by ambulance to West Jersey Hospital-Camden, where he was pronounced dead. No charges were filed against the woman, according to George Kerns, spokesman for Camden County Prosecutor Samuel Asbell.
October 12, 1986 |
You may have heard the expression "as serious as a heart attack. " Now there's a videotape on just that topic, due in stores next month, and it's a very solemn production indeed. Your Heart - Your Health (Magic Video Publishing, $29.95) promises "to reduce your risk of heart attack and add years to your life. " That's a difficult claim to prove, but there's no disputing that the health practices summarized in this 59-minute program, from stress reduction to cessation of smoking, add up to a sensible way of life.
December 5, 2001 |
Coaching is in Steve Solomone's blood. Unfortunately, the heart that pumps that blood is not up to the task anymore. The winningest men's basketball coach in Gloucester County College history had to step down earlier this season because of a mild heart attack on Nov. 3 after a scrimmage with Reading Community College. Even after the attack, Solomone gave it a try. He coached the first half of Gloucester's season-opening 90-56 win over Delaware County Community College on Nov. 12. "I told [assistant coach Rick Jackson]
May 2, 2000 |
A 48-year-old Mantua woman was seriously injured yesterday morning on Interstate 295 when her car was struck head-on by a minivan driven by a man suffering a fatal heart attack. Edward Drozd, 57, of Lindenwold, was driving south about 7:10 a.m. when he suffered the heart attack and lost control of his minivan, which veered across the grass median and into northbound traffic, said Sgt. Al Della Fave, a state police spokesman. The minivan then struck Joanne Hambleton's Honda Civic near the Route 42 exit, Della Fave said.
November 24, 2013 |
Carmen Quinones wasn't feeling well when she got home one day last month after getting some blood work done to monitor her diabetes. She was short of breath and pale. She had to lie down. Then her chest started vibrating. About a year earlier, soon after her first heart attack, Quinones had a device implanted that would warn her when she was having another heart attack. Now, the alarm was going off, telling her to call her doctor. (If her heart problem had been more severe, a more urgent alarm with more vibrations would have told her to call 911.)
September 9, 1990 |
Nearly 600,000 Americans died of heart attacks last year, according to the American Heart Association, but it has estimated that more than half the deaths could have been prevented if the victims had gotten hospital treatment sooner. With that in mind, two doctors from Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly have founded New Jersey's first chest-pain emergency center. The center, which opened Aug. 7 as part of Memorial Hospital's emergency department, is devoted exclusively to patients suffering signs of a possible heart attack.