Actor Susan Lucci, dubbed “Daytime’s Leading Lady,” has had a remarkable career as an actress and a TV host. One of the most recognisable characters ever created is Erica Kane, who she played on the ABC daytime programme All My Children.
Lucci was named 37th on TV Guide’s list of the 50 greatest TV stars of all time in 1996. The Devious Made star was also named one of Barbara Walters’ Ten Most Fascinating People and one of VH1’s 200 Top Icons of All Time.
Unfortunately, Lucci has been having health issues lately. She had to have emergency heart surgery in 2018 due to a significant blockage in her arteries that may have resulted in a catastrophic heart attack.
She went to the hospital and received a CT scan as a result of the symptoms she had been having, including shortness of breath, pain, and pressure on her chest. Sadly, she had 90% blockage in the main artery leading to her heart and 70% obstruction in another branch, according to the tests that were performed.
The actress only recently disclosed in an interview that she had undergone a second urgent cardiac surgery. Although her symptoms were less severe this time, she still caught them early, just like the first time.
She wasn’t having a heart attack this time, and she wasn’t psychologically unstable, according to Dr. Richard Shlofmitz, chairman of cardiology at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York, who was speaking about her health. She did, however, exhibit signs that alarmed me that something might be wrong.
She might have experienced a major heart attack if she hadn’t recognised the symptoms in time.
The fact is that not all cardiac conditions are felt in the chest, hence not all of them have noticeable symptoms.
To inspire other women to take charge of their health, Lucci made the decision to be honest about her health and the problems she had encountered.
“Pay attention to your heart, and follow it. Be your own best friend and champion. Your life will be saved, Lucci assured. “I feel incredibly fortunate to have the platform I do. I merely desired to be able to do anything except amuse.
At the 2019 American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection, Susan Lucci took to the runway.