When a doctor has a heart attack…Leicester doctor describes the experience as it occurred

We never know what’s around the corner and Dr. Carol, a GP currently working in Leicester, UK had no idea that her life was about to be changed forever as she left work and got into her car to start her usual journey home on January 22, 2018.

Experiencing an unexplained heart attack in a previously healthy 48-year-old, forces her to stop and make sense of her experience. Carol, a Christian doctor, vividly recounts her experience of having a heart attack with useful medical insights, the signs and symptoms she experienced as they occurred. Carol’s story illuminates the fascinating make up and function of the amazing human heart. In addition, her examination of the ‘heart’ from a non-physical perspective emphasizes the value of maintaining holistic health. Her amazingly practical and educational book is a must-read for anyone who has been impacted in any way by a heart attack. It is also an invaluable resource for medical students and other health care professionals who wish to review the makings of a myocardial infarction and its sequel.

Dr. Carol’s book is entitled: ‘Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: The HEART of the Matter’.

Subtitle: ‘Why Heart Attacks Happen and a Plan for Living Well after the Event’

This book is the first in a series by Dr Carol S. Ighofose called ‘Fearfully and Wonderfully Made’. Carol’s books will detail how the various body systems provide evidence for the amazing works of God, our creator. In essence, the planned series of books will provide a Christian medical perspective of the human body, whilst examining a system-related disease / pathology.

The major body systems to be explored in future books include:

  • The Central Nervous System (CNS)
  • Ophthalmology (Eye)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Genito-urinary
  • Endocrine and immune system
  • Integumentary/Dermatology (Skin)


Author’s website:

Amazon book page:

About the author:

Carol is a General Medical Practitioner (GP/Family Doctor) in the United Kingdom. She is married to Simon and they have two wonderful teenage sons. Carol currently works as a sessional GP with leadership roles including Clinical Lead & Clinical Supervisory roles. Since qualifying as a GP, she has worked in primary care including in GP surgeries both as a salaried and as a locum GP; Urgent Care Centres and OOH GP clinics as well as in a major Clinical Navigation Hub.

Carol’s clinical experience in secondary care includes acute medicine, Diabetes care; care of the elderly, gastroenterology, stroke, psychiatry, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. Carol has also worked in medical research with a focus on Asthma, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and has had the opportunity to present research and clinical audit findings at two international conferences.

Carol’s clinical repertoire also includes over 13 years of international nursing/midwifery experience prior to commencing training as a doctor. This included the role of Practice Nurse with responsibility for managing chronic illnesses including Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), during which time she won two awards for ‘Best Speaker’ in National Nurses’ Week Events.

In the non-clinical setting, Carol volunteers as Secretary for a local charity and serves as President of the Women’s Ministry Department, Adult Sunday School Teacher and member of the Praise and Worship Team in her local church. Carol also volunteers her time to deliver presentations on various health matters to small and large groups at local, regional and national church and community events.

The aforementioned roles and experiences have equipped Carol with a wide range of clinical and social skills and competencies. She also has sound knowledge in Christian education, though not formally trained in theology. These attributes, along with Carol’s recent health related experiences, qualify her as an authority on how a heart attack impacts holistic health.

Contact details:

Dr. Carol Ighofose, Email:


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