Katie Waissel, 35, shares health update after being rushed to hospital with suspected heart attack

Katie Waissel has given fans an update on her health after she was recently rushed to hospital over a suspected heart attack.

The former X Factor star, 35, took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal she’s been wearing a Holter Monitor as part of her ongoing cardiac testing following her ordeal earlier this month.

Katie shared a mirror selfie of herself in a brown crop top and jeans while hooked up to the monitor with electrodes seen on her chest and ribs.

Poorly: Katie Waissel has given fans an update on her health after she was recently rushed to hospital over a suspected heart attack

A Holter Monitor is a small, wearable device that keeps track of your heart rhythm, which allows doctors to determine if a patient may have a heart condition.  

Captioning her post, Katie penned: ‘Currently wearing the Holter Monitor as part of my on going cardiac testing. I will be wearing this device for 48 hours as it records my heart activity.

‘Other testing follows this week, but emotionally I am taking them just one test at a time.’

She continued: ‘Please do know that albeit this is a personal medical issue, I have listened and onboarded so compassionately to your questions and concerns relating to potential causes etc. 

Health woes: The former X Factor star, 35, took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal she's been wearing a Holter Monitor as part of her ongoing cardiac testing following her ordeal earlier this month (pictured in August)

Health woes: The former X Factor star, 35, took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal she’s been wearing a Holter Monitor as part of her ongoing cardiac testing following her ordeal earlier this month (pictured in August)

‘I want you to know that I absolutely intend to share my findings with you and hope to either give you clarity or peace of mind, to those that are seeking it. Until then, we must try to onboard an objective mindset and focus on staying healthy, safe and warm.

‘I appreciate you all so greatly, and thank you for kindly embracing this discovery process with me. All my love, Katie.’ 

Earlier this month, Katie revealed that she was taken to hospital over a suspected heart attack, with the singer also praising the ambulance service.

She wrote on social media: ‘Let me tell you, I was taken by ambulance yesterday for a suspected heart attack and @nhs @ldn_ambulance Watford general AND the ambulance services were / are amazing.

Update: Captioning her post, Katie penned: 'Currently wearing the Holter Monitor as part of my on going cardiac testing. I will be wearing this device for 48 hours as it records my heart activity

Update: Captioning her post, Katie penned: ‘Currently wearing the Holter Monitor as part of my on going cardiac testing. I will be wearing this device for 48 hours as it records my heart activity

‘I was initially told there was a wait by the ambulance call centre, but an ambulance was at my door within minutes.

‘The entire team at Watford were / are beyond impeccable, and I am so grateful for your continued help!!’

The mother-of-one went onto to encourage her followers to dial 999 if they experience any symptoms, adding: ‘So with this, if you’re experiencing any medical symptoms, do not hesitate to call 999, they WILL come for you!!!’.

The following day, the performer thanked her fans for their messages of support, with Katie admitting that it was a ‘scary day’.

She said: ‘I am truly overwhelmed by the outpour of love, well wishes and support from you all and can’t thank you enough.

Scary: Earlier this month, Katie revealed that she was taken to hospital over a suspected heart attack, with the singer also praising the ambulance service

Scary: Earlier this month, Katie revealed that she was taken to hospital over a suspected heart attack, with the singer also praising the ambulance service

Warning: The mother-of-one went onto to encourage her followers to dial 999 if they experience any symptoms (pictured on the X Factor in 2010)

Warning: The mother-of-one went onto to encourage her followers to dial 999 if they experience any symptoms (pictured on the X Factor in 2010)

‘Wednesday was indeed a scary day. I’m pleased to let you know that I am home and taking it easy. It’s important to ask that as we investigate what happened and why medically, kindly try not to speculate or be afraid. I will provide more information later.

‘But for now, I must listen to my body and take care of it. I’ve still got plenty of the good fights to fight! All my love, Katie.’

A representative told told Metro.co.uk at the time of her her hospital dash: ‘Wednesday morning an ambulance was called to Katie Waissel’s North London home, as she had experienced both signs and symptoms of a heart attack. 

‘Paramedics arrived on scene and took Katie immediately to hospital where she was placed on a ward for observations and tests as her ECG were showing signs of abnormalities.

‘The doctors, nurses and entire team at NHS Watford General Hospital, including the ambulance service were fantastic. We appreciate the tremendous amount of pressure they are still under, yet their efficiency and thoroughness in taking care of Katie was incredible and never wavered. Katie is now home resting up and under the care of the cardiac team.’

Ordeal: The following day, the performer thanked her fans for their messages of support, with Katie admitting that it was a 'scary day'

Ordeal: The following day, the performer thanked her fans for their messages of support, with Katie admitting that it was a ‘scary day’

HEART ATTACKS EXPLAINED 

Figures suggest there are 200,000 hospital visits because of heart attacks in the UK each year, while there are around 800,000 annually in the US.

A heart attack, known medically as a myocardial infarction, occurs when the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked.

Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and feeling weak and anxious.

Heart attacks are commonly caused by coronary heart disease, which can be brought on by smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Treatment is usually medication to dissolve blots clots or surgery to remove the blockage.

Reduce your risk by not smoking, exercising regularly and drinking in moderation.

Heart attacks are different to a cardiac arrest, which occurs when the heart suddenly stops pumping blood around the body, usually due to a problem with electrical signals in the organ.

Source: NHS Choices

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