Veteran model-turned-actress Lauren Hutton was airlifted to hospital with chest pains yesterday (13APR04), before doctors diagnosed her with a case of chronic indigestion.

The AMERICAN GIGOLO star was cleared after tests at the HEART HOSPITAL in New Mexico revealed her heart is strong, but has decided to speak out about her experience to highlight the real risks of heart disease in women.

A statement says, "Knowing that one in two women die from heart disease, it is important to understand the risk factors for women and seek treatment immediately."

Hutton spent two and a half weeks in hospital in 2000, following a motorbike crash which left her with head injuries and a broken wrist.

13/04/2004 14:28