If you have a heart problem, you know how difficult it may be to live a predictable life, and how scary it can be to have new symptoms—cardiac-seeming or not. Whether you are an adult who has had a heart attack or has a rhythm disorder, a younger person with heart problems like idiopathic cardiomyopathy … Continue reading “Medical ID for Your Heart: 7 Reasons Those with Heart Problems Should Wear Medical ID”

In 2012, I met Carolyn Thomas at MedicineX at Stanford University—my fellow Canadian ePatient at the conference that year, I remember her exclaiming “Kerri from the Prairies!” upon our first meeting! As I learned more about Carolyn’s story of being misdiagnosed when she was actually having a heart attack, I knew I wanted to help share her … Continue reading “An Interview on Women’s Heart Disease: Carolyn of Heart Sisters”

Take Heart! Celebrate World Heart Day the Heart Healthy Way

Posted on September 29, 2016 by kerri

Lots of work goes into keeping your heart healthy—but, it is worth it to live a long and healthy life. Especially if you are at higher risk of heart disease because of another chronic disease or family history, it is important to start making the small changes that can help protect you against heart disease. … Continue reading “Take Heart! Celebrate World Heart Day the Heart Healthy Way”

Februray 14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

Posted on February 14, 2016 by admin

About 0.8% of all babies born in the United States are born with a congenital heart defect, or CHD. While less than 1% of the population might not seem like a lot of people, 35,000 babies will be born with a heart defect this year [1]. CHDs can be “mild” to “complex”. Mild heart defects sometimes need no … Continue reading “Februray 14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day”

If you are a heart patient, you know how scary it can be at the thought of another heart attack, stroke, or complication due to a heart related illness. What’s worse is the idea of being unprotected during an emergency and unable to verbally express your past medical history to paramedics. Many heart conditions could have been prevented … Continue reading “Medical Alert Bracelets for Heart Patients: Why You Should Wear One”