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Brian May says he was ‘very near death’ after a heart attack

Brian May says he was ‘very near death’ after a heart attack

Entertainment
Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed he "could have died" after being rushed to hospital following a heart attack.The 72-year-old said he was "shocked" to discover he needed surgery after what he described as a "small" heart attack earlier this month.The star's heart scare came a few days after a separate medical issue, when he thought he had ripped his glutes during a gardening accident.He explained his latest health problem in a video posted to Instagram."I thought I was a very healthy guy," he said."But I turned out to have three arteries that were congested and in danger of blocking the supply of blood to my heart."May was subsequently fitted with three stents - tiny tubes that can hold open blocked arteries - and says he i...
Diamondbacks OF Starling Marte’s wife dies of heart attack

Diamondbacks OF Starling Marte’s wife dies of heart attack

Sports
May 18 (UPI) -- Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte announced Monday that his wife, Noelia, has died of a heart attack. "Today I go through the great pain of making public the unfortunate death of my wife Noelia, due to a heart attack," Marte wrote on social media. "It is a moment of indescribable pain. On behalf of my family, I am grateful for the expressions of esteem and solidarity in this difficult time." Noelia suffered the heart attack as she was awaiting surgery for a broken ankle, according to MLB Network. The couple has three young children: sons Starling Jr. and Smerling and a daughter, Tiana. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Noelia Marte," the Diamondbacks said in a statement. "Starling and his family are part of the D-Backs' family and we w...
Women receive fewer medications than men after heart attack

Women receive fewer medications than men after heart attack

Health
April 17 (UPI) -- Women receive fewer medications after a heart attack and are more likely to die than men, according to a study presented Friday on a European Society of Cardiology platform. The study, by the Cardiology Department of the University of Pavlia, Italy, involved follow-up surveys of 1,524 patients diagnosed with a myocardial infarction between 2015 and 2017, and who were prescribed post-heart attack medications. The researchers found that while in-hospital rates of death were similar between men and women, after a 264-day follow-up, a greater percentage of women than than men had died. The study noted that proper prescription management after discharge has a significant effect on death rates after heart surgery, the disparity in treatment was clear, researchers say. The re...
Ed Woodward: Man Utd executive vice-chairman’s home comes under attack

Ed Woodward: Man Utd executive vice-chairman’s home comes under attack

Sports
The Cheshire home of Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been attacked by a group chanting that he was "going to die".A video posted on social media showed an individual throwing a red flare over a large gate, while others sang songs aimed at the 48-year-old.Woodward, who is married with two young children, was not present at the time. Manchester United said anyone committing a criminal offence or trespassing will be banned for life.A club statement added: "Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this."We know that the football world will unite behind us as we work with police to identify...

Market attack kills at least 30 in northern Burkina Faso

World
Authorities say suspected Islamic extremists attacked a busy market and killed more than 30 people over the weekend as the West African country's security situation deterioratesBy ARSENE KABORE Associated PressJanuary 28, 2020, 10:15 AM2 min readOUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso -- Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a busy market in Burkina Faso and killed more than 30 people over the weekend, authorities said, as the West African country's security situation deteriorates. The death toll could be as high as 50, Burkina Faso's national television reported Monday evening. It was the second attack in northern Burkina Faso in a week that has left dozens dead. Meanwhile, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned that as many as 900,000 people could be displaced in the country by April, up from current e...