The Heart Life

The Heart Life

Latest Episodes

S1 E8- A Stroke and Open Heart Surgery -Hyvelle Ferguson-Davis’ Story
September 13, 2018

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.

S1 E7 -Three Stroke Survivors Who Are Now Homies (Stromies)
July 25, 2018

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!

S1 E6 -She Spent 3 Years Fighting For Her Life- Molly Hemphill’s Story
June 15, 2018

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 wi...

S1 E5- Four Strokes and Two Brain Surgeries Later – Lisa Deck’s Story
May 23, 2018

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.

S1E4 -Three heart procedures before the age of 10 -Helga’s Story
April 29, 2018

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 w...

S1E3 Supra Ventricular Tachycardia – Rebecca Smith-Casey’s Story
April 19, 2018

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 moni...

S1E2 Heart Transplant at 15- Amanda’s Story
March 31, 2018

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 rejec...

S1E1-Heart Failure While Pregnant-Stacy’s Story
March 07, 2018

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.