Rosie O'Donnell suffers heart attack, gets stent

Rosie O'Donnell suffers heart attack, gets stent

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: TV show host Rosie O'Donnell speaks during the 'The Rosie Show' panel during the OWN portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 21 at 9:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosie O'Donnell says she suffered a heart attack last week and is "lucky to be here."

The 50-year-old comedian detailed the experience on her blog Monday, saying sudden nausea, aches and other symptoms pushed her to do an online search for "women's heart attack symptoms." She took a few aspirin and went to a cardiologist the next day.

She says an artery was 99 percent blocked and a stent was inserted.

O'Donnell writes in a kind of verse on her blog. She says: "Know the symptoms ladies/ listen to the voice inside/ the one we all so easily ignore."

The comedian recently hosted "The Rosie Show" on the Opera Winfrey Network. It was canceled in March.

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