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Monday, 22 June 2015

Heart Attack

British actor Gareth Jones died of a heart attack at the age of 33 while performing in a live televised play Underground in 1958 – in which his character was scripted to have a heart attack. The rest of the cast improvised around his death and the director hurriedly redistributing Jones's lines during the interval enabling them to finish the play.

On the day the Netherlands lost to France in a penalty shoot-out at Euro 1996, the death rate from heart attacks and strokes among Dutchmen rose by 50 per cent compared with an average day.

Howard Snitzer, 54, had a massive heart attack at a grocery store in rural Minnesota one wintry evening in 2011. 20 people lined up and performed CPR on him for over an hour and a half until paramedics arrived and he survived.

When a woman has a heart attack, the signs tend to be nausea, shoulder ache and indigestion, not the chest pain that men suffer.

One person in the United States dies of a heart attack every 60 seconds.

Asians are more likely to die from heart failure on the 4th of the month than they are any other day of the month (7.3% death rate above expected), due to increased stress from Tetraphobia (their cultural fear of the number 4). This has been termed the Baskerville effect.

Worldwide, 17.3 million people die every year from heart disease or stroke, which account for 31 per cent of all deaths.

Each year, about 843,000 turkeys die of a heart attack.

"Stayin' Alive" and "Another One Bites The Dust" have the optimum tempo for performing CPR on someone who has just suffered a heart attack. However,.the latter song doesn't seem quite as appropriate.

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