Heart attack: “I keep thinking about this hour that may have separated me from my death”

TESTIMONY – At 54, Stéphanie suffered a myocardial infarction which nearly cost her her life. A caregiver made him wait 4 hours in the emergency room, thinking it was an anxiety attack.

Stéphanie H., 54, is a real estate salesperson in the Yvelines department. In October 2021, she suffered a myocardial infarction. A delay in treatment almost cost him his life. Now recovered, she has agreed to tell her story to the Figaro.

LE FIGARO. – Can you tell how it all started?

Stephanie H. – It was the 1er October 2021. I had just arrived at my place of work when I was seized with severe pain in the chest, like a very strong oppression that does not leave you. It’s a terrible pain that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I thought I had some kind of severe bronchitis. I didn’t think I was having a heart attack at all, especially at my age! And then there is no case in my family… But deep down I still knew that something was not normal. My intuition told me to go to the emergency room. So I asked a colleague to take me there.

How did it go ?…

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