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PremierLeague-News.Com - Heather McFerren's partner saved her life after demanding medics find out what was wrong.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A mum-to-be was told to take iron tablets for tiredness that later turned out to be a deadly heart condition. Heather McFerren said if her partner David Nicol, 31, hadn’t demanded staff at Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, check her out on June 10 she could have died. And it ended with her baby being born six weeks early on June 17. Heather in hospital while she was ill (Image: Daily Record) Read More Related Articles How to get the latest Scottish news stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Celtic add extra security outside Lennoxtown after 'outrageous scenes' from 'fans' Heather, 32, of Stewarton, Ayrshire, said: “I kept telling the midwife I could hardly walk a couple of steps without struggling to breathe. “I was told I was feeling like that because I was pregnant. “I was given iron tablets but when things started to get worse, my partner took me to hospital and insisted they find out what was wrong. “After a scan, I was diagnosed with pregnancy-induced heart failure, peripartum cardiomyopathy.
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.” The condition, which affects just eight women in Scotland a year, can kill quickly if not diagnosed.
Police name tragic Scot who died after horror Highlands crash as officers appeal for dashcam footage A week later, doctors decided to perform a C-section and Piper was born – a sister for Jordan McGrory, 17, and 20-month-old Aleena. Heather said: “She was tiny but OK. I was taken to the cardiac unit after Piper was born and was only able to see her twice in 10 days. “It was so traumatic not knowing if I’d need a pacemaker, a heart transplant or if I was going to die.”
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Ally McCoist blasts Celtic 'nutcases' Heather, who’ll be on medication for the rest of her life and need a heart scan every six months, is aiming to raise awareness of the disease and urging other pregnant women suffering from the same symptoms to be on their guard.
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