Kimberly, 28 Houston, TX At only 28, Kimberly has been through more than most in their whole lives. She was diagnosed with a heart murmur at age 12, which was the beginning of a long journey. At 17, she remembers getting the diagnosis of HCM, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She recalls, “The hospital was my second home.” She had to miss school for hospitalizations and procedures … Continue reading

Alicia, 34 Hinesville, GA For many people in their 20s and 30s, serious health issues are little more than distant nebula, barely imaginable. For Alicia though, it has been a time of many ups and downs. During her first pregnancy with her now 15 year old daughter, she was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, a complication of pregnancy that causes high blood pressure, protein loss in the urine, … Continue reading

Young Women and Heart Attacks Series – III

In our previous posts, we emphasized how young women aged less than 55 years constitute a vulnerable population in the context of heart disease. Heart attack is among the leading causes of death kills over 15000 women in this age group each year. Even among those who survive, heart attacks kill young women much in excess of young men. It is likely that less awareness, … Continue reading Young Women and Heart Attacks Series – III