Heart illness describes a range of health conditions that directly affect our heart. These include problems in blood vessels, heart rhythm, and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects) among others.
As we all know, this is very common especially to older people and those who live an unhealthy lifestyle. Nonetheless, no one is excused from it no matter their way of life. In fact, it’s no secret that a lot of local celebrities suffer from heart problems.
Take a look at these local celebrities who suffered from heart illness below:
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In 2016, veteran comedienne Joy Viado lost her life to a heart failure at the age of 57.
In an interview with DZMM, her son Joseph Cristopher said that she had difficulty breathing after arriving from a friend’s place.
In 2008, Eraserhead’s frontman Ely Buendia underwent another angioplasty. This was the third time since the band vocalist experienced a clog in his heart’s ventricles in 2007. Unknown to many of us, Buendia’s family has a history of heart illness.
Earlier this year, “Mr. Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano underwent an emergency heart bypass operation. He did it in order to remove a blockage in one of his heart arteries.
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In 2010, “TV Patrol” weatherman Kim Atienza underwent a surgery to close a hole in his heart. The said surgical procedure was called “transesophageal echo operation” to locate the hole in his heart and had an amplatzer device placed in his blood vessel.
Rico J. Puno
On this day, October 30, the local entertainment industry was surprised about the untimely passing of the OPM legend Rico J. Puno. According to his daughter Tosca Camille Puno-Ramos, the OPM hitmaker suffered from a heart attack that led to the loss of his life.