East Texas heart attack victim recalls story of survival

February 1, 2015 1:34 PM

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On April 5, 2013, Tracee Patterson was sitting in the ballroom of Pinecrest Country Club at the annual Go Red for Women luncheon, listening to the symptoms of heart attack and how they are different for women than they are for men.

Patterson, an account executive with Alpha Media in the Longview and Tyler areas where she works with such radio stations as KYKX, is a survivor of heart disease — the No. 1 cause of death in the United States and the No. 1 killer of women, according to the American Heart Association.

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