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…

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…

Interviews from the Heart: Helga Meier

Interviews from the Heart: Helga Meier

I interviewed Helga, wanting to know her story and to share it with others who are just like us, heart-disease survivors. Here is her story…. What’s your heart story? I was born with an aortic heart valve stenosis. After the first femoral catheter, they decided to do another femoral catheter intervention where they used a balloon catheter to expand my…