Coronary Heart Disease - Lynn's Story

A quick diagnosis and emergency treatment saved Lynn Connor's life. She shares her story:

"I'd just got back from holiday in Cyprus and was feeling on top of the world. I had given all the grandchildren their presents when I suddenly felt like I was being kicked in the chest by a horse. I knew I had to get to a doctor quickly. "My GP knew immediately I was having a heart attack and called an ambulance. I was lucky that I was given lifesaving clot-busting drugs by the paramedics on the way to the hospital. That same night I was given an angioplasty, where a sort of balloon is put into your coronary artery to open it up. Five stents [which are like a stainless steel mesh] were then inserted to hold the artery open.