Interviews From the Heart: Kelsie

Interviews From the Heart: Kelsie

Name: Kelsie Age: 25 City, State: San Diego, CA What’s your heart story? I was diagnosed at birth with L-transposition of the greater arteries, Ebstein Valve, Ventricular Septal Defect. I also developed Heart Block in my early twenties. Growing up I always knew I had a heart condition. However, it wasn’t till I was older that I learned more about my…

What’s Your Heart Health Resolution?

Happy New Year! What’s Your Heart Health Resolution?   Happy New Year! Now that we have gotten past the holiday season, where we celebrated with family and friends, indulged in delicious (often unhealthy) meals, took a break from our fitness routine and treated ourselves to all the delights and pleasures the holiday season had to offer, it’s time to refocus…

High Blood Pressure and Your Heart

High Blood Pressure and Your Heart

  How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Heart In late 2017 the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) published new guidelines for what constitutes high blood pressure (hypertension). The new guidelines effectively put a number of Americans above the threshold for what was considered a “safe” blood pressure reading. Before the new guidelines, only 1…