Testimonials — Heart Disease Hits Home
Three years ago I was carrying around extra weight. While I meant to exercise, something always came up and I could never find the time. My schedule and hectic lifestyle remained very full and demanding while raising my two children.
Then my mother became chronically ill and was in and out of hospitals. A year later, my father had quintuple bypass surgery. As if a lead brick hit me, I realized once you lose your health it's hard to get it back. Read more...
Back in 2003, if not playing tennis, I usually went on a morning walk. One memorable morning, after walking only a few blocks, I began to experience a pressure or tightness in my chest (no pain) and returned home. Later that same day, after a thorough examination by Dr. Franklin Zalman, cardiologist, Del Mar, CA, Dr. Zalman, aka "Dr. Z, performed emergency heart surgery at Scripps Hospital, La Jolla, and implanted Read more...
Early one morning in December 2003, I had a heart attack. I was rushed to the
ER and prepared for emergency cardiac catheterization to remove a complete
blockage in my right coronary artery. Then, in September 2006, I experienced a
second heart attack. These events left me with permanent damage, resulting in a
weak heart, only capable of Read more...
A Volunteer's Story
I can’t pick one thing that I liked the most about volunteering at the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation. From the people I worked with to the health care screenings that I provided to the public, I enjoyed everything about the foundation and what it stands for. I learned the importance of understanding heart disease. I was able to share with my family and friends how to care for your heart and how nutrition and daily activities affect the well being of the heart. I would describe my experience as Read more...