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A Black nurse was discharged from the hospital with a life-threatening tear in her artery. Her doctor dismissed it as a migraine. – Yahoo! Voices

Ashanti Coleman’s carotid artery was ruptured and 50% blocked, but she says her pain was ignored. Her experience is common among Black women.



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Ashanti Coleman after earning her doctorate. Courtesy of Ashanti Coleman

  • Ashanti Coleman, a nurse and stroke survivor, was discharged with what doctors called a migraine.
  • She really had a torn and blocked artery, and could have died if she didn’t go to another facility.
  • The way doctors dismissed her pain, she said, is common among Black female patients.
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