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X Factor star Katie Waissel shares update after heart attack as she undergoes tests


Katie Waissel has been sharing updates after her horrific ordeal (Picture: WireImage)

X Factor star Katie Waissel has shared an update with fans following a heart attack.

The singer, who has been resting up at home, shared a photo of herself wearing a Holter Monitor, a small wearable device that keeps track of your heart rhythm.

She told fans on Instagram: ‘Currently wearing the Holter Monitor as part of my on going cardiac testing. I will be wearing this device for 48 hours as it records my heart activity.

‘Other testing follows this week, but emotionally I am taking them just one test at a time.’

The 35-year-old continued: ‘Please do know that albeit this is a personal medical issue, I have listened and onboarded so compassionately to your questions and concerns relating to potential causes etc.

‘I want you to know that I absolutely intend to share my findings with you and hope to either give you clarity or peace of mind, to those that are seeking it.

‘Until then, we must try to onboard an objective mindset and focus on staying healthy, safe and warm.

‘I appreciate you all so greatly, and thank you for kindly embracing this discovery process with me.’

The star, who rose to fame on the seventh series of the X Factor, recently shared news of her horrific ordeal, thanking the hospital staff who looked after her.

Katie wrote: ‘Let me tell you, I was taken by ambulance yesterday for a suspected heart attack and @nhs @ldn_ambulance Watford general AND the ambulance services were / are amazing.

Katie rose to fame on the seventh series of X Factor (Picture: WireImage)

‘I was initially told there was a wait by the ambulance call centre, but an ambulance was at my door within minutes. The entire team at Watford were / are beyond impeccable, and I am so grateful for your continued help!!’

Imploring people to contact 999 if they need urgent medical care, she went on: ‘So with this, if you’re experiencing any medical symptoms, do not hesitate to call 999, they WILL come for you!!!’

In a statement to Metro.co.uk, reps said: ‘Wednesday morning an ambulance was called to Katie Waissel’s North London home, as she had experienced both signs and symptoms of a heart attack. 

‘Paramedics arrived on scene and took Katie immediately to hospital where she was placed on a ward for observations and tests as her ECG were showing signs of abnormalities.

‘The doctors, nurses and entire team at NHS Watford General Hospital, including the ambulance service were fantastic. We appreciate the tremendous amount of pressure they are still under, yet their efficiency and thoroughness in taking care of Katie was incredible and never wavered. Katie is now home resting up and under the care of the cardiac team.’ 

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