Actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell gave us some incredibly helpful information—including an original song!—about the signs of a heart attack for females.
Rosie told us that when women are experiencing a heart attack, they could feel pain in the jaw, shoulders, neck, arms or chest. “I only had pain in my biceps, and it did not radiate. Mine felt like a bear had attacked my arm,” she said.
Rosie even created a song to list the symptoms of a heart attack for women, sung to the tune of the classic “Raindrops on Roses” ditty from “The Sound of Music”:
“Chest pain or neck pain, your jaw or your shoulders
If you have pain in either one of your boulders,
If you are tired like never before,
Call 9-1-1, get your ass out the door!”
Earlier the same day before she felt this pain, Rosie told us that she had helped a large woman out of her car, so at first she chalked up in the pain in her arms to that incident. However, after hours of excruciating pain in both biceps, her wife Michelle searched her symptoms on Google, and she thought something else might be happening.
“Women’s signs are very different than men’s,” Rosie told us. “It was so painful, I was so hot, exhausted and pale. I even puked,” she said.
Watch Rosie O'Donnell on the ABC Family original series, The Fosters.
For more of Rosie's life and career, see the slideshow below.
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