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Heart Attacks: What Women Should Know

Rosie O’Donnell suffered a major scare last week – a widow maker heart attack! The TV personality is starting to feel better and has been busy resting and tweeting.

On Tuesday she posted a photo of herself and wrote, “Listening to Barry Manilow - painting - feeling good.” Even her famous frenemy Donald Trump wished her well on Twitter. “@Rosie get better fast,” he wrote. “I’m starting to miss you.”

Doctor Noel Bairey Merz, Medical Director at the Barbara Streisand Women’s Health Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, tells “Extra” it wasn’t luck that saved Rosie’s life, it was information.

At the first signs of discomfort, Rosie took an aspirin, just like they recommend in the commercials. “The aspirin may have helped dislodge the plaque and open the artery back up,” Merz explained.

Find out more about the signs and symptoms of women's heart attacks. Watch the video!