S1 E5- Four Strokes and Two Brain Surgeries Later – Lisa Deck’s Story

Lisa Deck is a four time stroke survivor who is currently living with moyamoya disease. She has had two brain surgeries, she is  a fighter and  she uses her experience to educate and empower women about the risk factors for heart disease and stroke.  Learn more about Lisa’s story here

Interviews From the Heart- Lisa Deck’s Story

Interviews From the Heart- Lisa Deck’s Story

Name: Lisa Deck Age: 42 City, State: North Attleboro, MA (outside of Boston)   How old were you when you were diagnosed with heart disease/stroke?  I had my first stroke at age 21 followed by two strokes in the next three years.  It was one week before college graduation when I had my first stroke. I was shocked. At the…

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…

Interviews From the Heart: Rebecca

Interviews From the Heart: Rebecca

Name:  Rebecca Smith-Casey Age: 39 City, State:  Lambertville, NJ  What’s your heart story? ( tell us your story in a format that works for you…include any of the following) In 1993 when I was a sophomore in high school I was in the middle of field hockey summer sessions when I started having dizzy spells, tunnel vision, blackouts, and fainting.  My…

What You Don’t Know About the Flu May Hurt You

What You Don’t Know About the Flu May Hurt You

What You Don’t Know About the Flu May Hurt You According to officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of flu related hospitalizations so far in the 2018 flu season is the “highest they have ever seen, even higher than the 2014-2015 flu season.” What’s equally as alarming is the number of children who have…

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…

Why A Heart Walk Should Be A Family Affair

Why A Heart Walk Should Be A Family Affair

On Saturday, October 14th I grabbed Ashley (my wonderful daughter) and went to the annual Hartford Heart Walk as a volunteer. I debated whether or not I should leave her at home or take her with me to be my assistant for the event. She knows that mummy has heart disease and she talks about my scar and my sick…