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      Rosie O'Donnell suffers heart attack

      (Photo courtesy Alan Light via Flickr 1995)

      NEW YORK (AP) - Rosie O'Donnell says she suffered a heart attack last week and is "lucky to be here."

      The 50-year-old comedian detailed the experience on her blog Monday, saying sudden nausea, aches and other symptoms pushed her to do an online search for "women's heart attack symptoms."

      She took a few aspirin and went to a cardiologist the next day. She says her coronary artery was 99 percent blocked. A stent was inserted.

      O'Donnell writes in a kind of verse on her blog. She says: "Know the symptoms ladies/ listen to the voice inside/ the one we all so easily ignore."

      The comedian recently hosted "The Rosie Show" on the Opera Winfrey Network. It was canceled in March.