Heart to Heart
Heart to Heart

After surviving a rare coronary artery dissection and massive heart attack while nine months pregnant, Nefertari has devoted her life to uplifting other heart patients and promoting heart health awareness.

  • Nov 15 2012

    Puff, Puff, I'll Pass: Marijuana and Heart Disease

    Although I have never indulged in the ever-so-popular pastime, recreational marijuana has been quite a hot topic in the media lately.For the first time in our nation's history, two states in our great country -- Colorado and Washington -- have v...

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  • Nov 14 2012

    The Aftermath of Sandy

    As a New Jersey resident I was directly affected by the super storm hurricane Sandy that hit our shores October 26, 2012. Although I do not live near the beaches, my heart is still broken due to the horrible damage caused by the storm. These...

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  • Oct 31 2012

    Trunk-or-Treat

    Halloween -- specifically the trick-or-treating part -- is one of the most exciting times of year to some children.I enjoy it also. It involves two of my favorite things: crisp fall air and candy. For a mother of five with heart disease, thoug...

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  • Oct 29 2012

    Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy was considered a super storm over a week before she hit my New Jersey town.Our Governor, Chris Christie, sent out warnings and instructions as to how to behave and prepare during a hurricane. As a heart patient I took heed. I ...

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  • Oct 26 2012

    Vacationing with Heart Disease

    My desire to meet Mickey Mouse earned a spot in my top three "must do/see" list after I had my heart attack. The idea of visiting Disney World in Orlando, Florida was well-received in my home, especially since my dear friend Ericka offered my ...

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  • Oct 24 2012

    On Being a Social Butterfly with Heart Disease

    It took about two years after my heart attack to realize that I could and would actually enjoy a social life.My girlfriends tried several times to get me to leave the house for something more then scheduled appointments or life needs. I didn't ...

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  • Oct 16 2012

    Heart Disease Can Change Your Life

    Suffering a life-threatening health scare can lead to many life-changing decisions. It can also change a family forever. When I worked for the Board of Education I was a healthy young mother, full of life. I made jewelry on the weekends and ...

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  • Oct 12 2012

    Keeping the Blood Flowing

    Dealing with a chronic disease is difficult enough. It's even harder when you have to purchase and then take multiple medications.When I was first diagnosed with heart disease, it was gently explained to me that I would have to be on certain medic...

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  • Oct 10 2012

    Kind Words that Warmed my Wounded Heart

    Before my heart attack (and before the five babies) I was a model in the Philadephia area fashion scene.I worked many fashion shows and I loved every second of it. My big break came when I was chosen to shoot with a world-renowned photographer nam...

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  • Oct 04 2012

    Stress and Congestive Heart Failure

    As a heart patient my doctor often reminds me to avoid stress. He also has me on medications that keep my blood pressure and heart rate nice and low. I usually tease him by saying "Dracula could jump out of the closet and I probably wouldn't flinc...

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After surviving a heart attack, Nefertari has devoted her life to promoting heart health awareness.

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