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Extreme Fear Causes Teenager to Suffer a Heart Attack

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 28, 2011 at 8:22 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Tabatha McElligott, a 19-year-old teenager, had a life changing experience two years back. She almost lost her life due to extreme fear after a teacher yelled at her for missing a class.
 Extreme Fear Causes Teenager to Suffer a Heart Attack
Extreme Fear Causes Teenager to Suffer a Heart Attack
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On that fateful day, Tabatha and her friend missed their class and when they returned, the teacher took them to task in a rather harsh manner. Absolutely terrified after the showdown and fearing that she could be detained, she simply blacked out.

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She was rushed to the hospital where she underwent life saving surgery. Apparently, Tabatha, who was a victim of a rare heart condition, had actually suffered a heart attack due to extreme fear. Since she was rushed to the hospital in time, doctors could save her.

Unaware that she was a victim of a rare heart problem, Tabitha said, "My heart was a time bomb. I'm fortunate that when it did stop there was someone who could help me. So I have trained as an emergency responder, it might save someone else's life".

Presently, she works in a theatre and is trained in administering first aid to critical patients . It was her near-death experience that inspired her to choose a profession where she could help save people's lives.



Source: Medindia
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