Chrissy’s Story: Living life with a big heart

I now have an artificial heart that pumps blood to my body, I like to call it a mechanical heart and I call myself Christine 2.0. So this is the Bionic Christine. I was six months pregnant with my daughter her name was Maya and I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. I gave birth…

Caring for someone with Heart failure

(gentle piano music) – My husband and I always assumed that I would die first and he would be my caregiver. Well, things don’t always work out the way you assume they’re going to. – So being a caregiver for my mother just is what you do. You know, it becomes part of your life….

Controlling and Preventing Heart Disease Risk Factors

We know that if women take care of their hearts and are aware of their risk, they can reduce their chances of developing coronary artery disease. Some of the risk factors that you can control are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels, diabetes and pre-diabetes, being overweight or obese, being physically…