On Having A Heart Attack

A Medical Memoir

by William O’Rourke (University of Notre Dame Press)


At age 45, while heading to his seat at Notre Dame stadium for a USC game, the author suffered a heart attack. In this informative chronicle of the attack itself and of his subsequent hospitalization and recovery, the Notre Dame professor of English reveals the fear, hope and even humor of this frightening experience.

Information about treatment and prevention, as well as a medical glossary and selected bibliography are included.

(May 2006)