December 16, 2020
After teaching yoga for more than a decade and owning her own studio, Sigrid Strebe never imagined she could have a heart attack.
Sigrid started to notice something wasn’t quite right during a 21-mile bike ride in the summer of 2018. She could hardly keep up, and the next morning, she could barely get out of bed.
She suffered from nausea, exhaustion, headache and pressure in her chest, throat and back. Once she started feeling pain radiating down her arms, she knew it was time to get help at Sanford Bismarck.
“The doctor looked at me, and all I could hear him say very calmly was, ‘She’s having a heart attack.’ And I’m like, there’s no freaking way I’m having a heart attack.”
At the time of her heart attack, Sigrid’s arteries were 100 percent blocked, but after having two stents placed, she returned to her active lifestyle. While she still struggles to understand why she suffered a heart attack, she gives thanks that expert care was available close to home.
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