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The heart Life is a podcast that features women who are living with heart disease.

The heart Life is a podcast that features women who are living with heart disease.
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The heart Life is a podcast that features women who are living with heart disease.






S1 E8- A Stroke and Open Heart Surgery -Hyvelle Ferguson-Davis’ Story

Hyvelle was living her life as a normal 41 year old woman when her life was suddenly changed by a stroke. That was just the beginning of her journey. Shortly after she had to undergo open heart surgery and multiple stent surgeries. Hyvelle is a fighter who shares her heart disease survivor story with other women and she is determined…


S1 E7 -Three Stroke Survivors Who Are Now Homies (Stromies)

On this episode of The Heart Life we meet Sarah, Angie and Tamsen- Three women brought together by the most extraordinary of circumstances. Strokes brought them together – and now they’re homies. Stroke homies…STROMIES! Angie Jorgensen is a mom and certified fitness instructor. In 2012 she was in a coma, suffered a stroke and found out she had a rare…


S1 E6 -She Spent 3 Years Fighting For Her Life- Molly Hemphill’s Story

At 25 years old Molly’s life changed overnight. Her heart was beating 180 beats per minute with no sign of slowing down when she got to the emergency room. That night her life changed forever. She spent years fighting for her life and ultimately her will to live proved to be stronger than heart disease. She developed a love for…


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


S1E4 -Three heart procedures before the age of 10 -Helga’s Story

Helga 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 her aortic valve. But the surgery failed and so she had a valve with a serious insufficiency. It became so bad that they decided to implant me a donor valve.…


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

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

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…