Susan Lucci undergoes heart surgery on 90% blockage after ignoring warning signs for several days

Feb 14, 2019
10:25 A.M.

Susan Lucci is an actress who is best known for portraying the role of Erica Kane on the television show “All My Children,” although she also starred in “Devious Maids” and “Deadly Affairs.” She recently had a health scare that could have ended her entire career.


Last fall Susan started to feel a tightness in her chest, but she initially dismissed it as being nothing serious and thought that it would go away, which it did at first.

However, the feeling returned ten days later, which caused Susan to suspect that she had just tied her bra too tightly. The third time she felt it was on October 23 and it was more painful than the previous two times put together.



She visited St. Francis Hospital where she consulted with Dr. Richard Shlofmitz, who is the Head of Cardiology. He then took her to the ER for an emergency CT scan.

The scan revealed that her main artery was 90% blocked and another artery was 70% blocked. The doctor then inserted a pair of stents into her heart to ease her circulation.


In an interview with “People,” Susan expressed how she feels after the incident:

“Ninety percent blockage — I was shocked. I’m lucky to be alive.”



There are two leading causes of heart attacks. They are a lack of blood or a blockage in the coronary arteries. Heart attacks are quite common and cause a third of all deaths in the US.

Be aware of chest pains.| Photo: Freepik

Be aware of chest pains.| Photo: Freepik

It is possible to look out for signs so that one does not have to undergo what Susan did. The body has a warning system for letting one know when something is wrong with one’s heart.

Heart health is important. | Photo: Freepik

Heart health is important. | Photo: Freepik

These warning signs include abdominal pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, heartburn, insomnia, hair loss, irregular heartbeat, sweat, and chest pain.


The information in this article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, and images contained on news.AmoMama.com, or available through news.AmoMama.com is for general information purposes only. news.AmoMama.com does not take responsibility for any action taken as a result of reading this article. Before undertaking any course of treatment please consult with your healthcare provider.

Related posts

Jeff Bridges Fell for Waitress, Accepting Her with Facial Injuries — Years Later She Doesn’t Leave Him When Death Looms

May 29, 2024

My Only Daughter Terrified Me When She Revealed the Rare Habit Her Boyfriend Had

March 27, 2024

My Mom and My Husband Behave Inappropriately with Each Other – I Was Crushed to Discover the Truth

March 08, 2024

Arrogant Man Insults Woman at the Airport, Unaware She’d Save His Life Hours Later – Story of the Day

February 13, 2024

'The Six Million Dollar Man' Lee Majors Found Love Again after Marriage to Farrah Fawcett – Inside His Love Life

May 09, 2024

UFC Legend Mark Coleman Hospitalized after Saving His Parents from House Fire

March 13, 2024

Susan Lucci & Daughter ‘Look Like Sisters’ — Pics of Actress’ ‘Beautiful’ Copy That Stunned Fans

May 29, 2024

'Grease' Star Susan Buckner Died at 72 – What Happened to Other Actresses of the Iconic Movie

May 10, 2024

My Husband Was Giving All Money to His Mom – I Was Crushed When I Found Out the Truth behind It

April 01, 2024

Young Couple Think They Bought Cheap Old House until They Enter Its Basement – Story of the Day

May 01, 2024

How These 5 Famous Celebrities Would Look Like If They Were Still Alive – Photos via AI

July 03, 2024

How These 5 Famous Celebrities Would Look Like If They Were Still Alive – Photos via AI

April 09, 2024

'American Idol' Star Mandisa's Cause of Death at 47 Finally Revealed & Fans Can't 'Believe' It: 'Breaks My Heart'

June 06, 2024

What Happened to Susan Boyle: From Her Affair with an American Doctor to Losing Her Voice

April 05, 2024