S1E3 Supra Ventricular Tachycardia – Rebecca Smith-Casey’s Story

In 1993 when Rebecca was a sophomore in high school she was in the middle of field hockey summer sessions when she started having dizzy spells, tunnel vision, blackouts, and fainting. Her parents took her to her family doctor  who ordered a holter monitor, which showed an irregular heart beat and she was diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia, supra ventricular tachycardia…

S1E2 Heart Transplant at 15- Amanda’s Story

S1E2 Heart Transplant at 15- Amanda’s Story

Amanda Dejesus was born with Congenital Heart Disease. She had her first heart surgery at 14 days old, a pacemaker implanted when she was 13 and a heart transplant at 15 years old. She thought her ordeal was over but at age 22 her body started to reject her new heart. Luckily, Amanda survived….. read more 

S1E1-Heart Failure While Pregnant-Stacy’s Story

S1E1-Heart Failure While Pregnant-Stacy’s Story

I didnt know I had heart disease and it almost killed me while I was pregnant. This is my story of how it all unfolded and luckily for me I was in the right place at the right time when my heart almost gave out. My heart story is similar to a lot of women who find out they have…

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…