10 Bizarre Cases of Heart Attacks
1The man who died of a heart attack while watching British comedy 'The Goodies'
His widow later sent the Goodies a letter thanking them for making Mitchell's final moments so pleasant.
2The blind woman who started seeing after having a heart attack
3The reporter who tweeted live his heart attack
Approximately at 6pm on Sunday afternoon Christopher wrote, “I gotta be me. Livetweeting my heart attack. Beat that!” Presumably a few minutes later the paramedics arrived to tell Christopher he will be stable after his crisis. An hour later Christopher joked about needing to own a cardiac cat, referencing a viral video in which a cat is trying to revive his dead feline friend. He also updated his followers about the pain he was feeling, “even after the morphine.”
4The health guru who had a heart attack during a Talk Show
After bragging that he would “live to 100, unless I'm run down by a a sugar-crazy taxi driver”, Rodale died of a heart attack while being interviewed on the Dick Cavett Show in 1971. Appearing fast asleep, Dick Cavett joked “Are we boring you, Mr. Rodale?” before discovering that his 72-year-old guest had indeed died. The show was never aired.
5The doctor who was having a heart attack and got paged to his own emergency
The 66-year-old began experiencing chest pains while lying in bed at his New Forest home in March this year. His wife quickly called 999 as a precaution. Paramedics were on the scenes within minutes – at which point Mr Flux got a pager message scrambling him to an emergency at his own house. Mr Flux said: 'I was on call that evening and during the middle of the night I had severe chest pains right across my chest and jaw.' 'In a couple of minutes the ambulance crews were here and investigating and in the meantime I asked my wife to get my response bag. While I was sitting down my pager went off, telling me to attend to a man with chest pains. Then I looked at the address - it was my own.'
Mr Flux says that later – after cardiac specialists at Southampton General Hospital decided it had been a false alarm –he saw the funny side of it. 'At least it shows the system works.'
6The man who won the lottery the same day he died from a heart attack
Peters bought two Connecticut Lottery tickets at a local 7-Eleven store as part of a 20-year tradition he shared with his wife Charlotte. Later that day, the 79-year-old retired hat factory worker suffered a fatal heart attack while working in his yard in Danbury. Donald Peters usually bought the tickets for 10 weeks at a stretch, so the winning ticket he bought was among several that Charlotte Peters put aside as she, their three children and two grandchildren coped with his sudden death.
7The man having a heart attack who was saved by his dog
8The man who suffered a heart attack just before $6 oral sex
The prostitute called an ambulance but there was nothing that could be done. He was eulogized in the local paper as a man who was "looking for sex until his last breath".
9The comedian who had a heart attack on stage after telling a joke
The paramedics then arrived, and the audience was told to go home – Dick Shawn was dead.
10The man who had a heart attack after bowling a perfect game.
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