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Scots mum mistakes major heart attack for food poisoning and puts off getting help

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food poisoning, Dorothy Byres was struck down on Tuesday evening after becoming violently ill after dinner with her daughter and son-in-law.

But the 62-year-old from Edinburgh didn't call an ambulance as she feared being a 'nuisance' to the NHS. She believed her sickness and 'pain all across her back' must have been from something she ate at the restaurant, reports Edinburgh Live.

Then a whole 75 minutes later the gran-of-two made the decision to call 999 and it was discovered that she was in fact having a very serious heart attack.

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