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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.

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Doctors and Their Amazing Grace

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Doctors today are able to perform surgery with minimal scaring and in less time than in years past. Some patients can return home in just days after heart surgery. It's amazing!

The mere thought of a person using an instrument to go into my heart through my thigh and make repairs still gives me the chills today. That's exactly how it happened for me. I was nine months pregnant when my coronary artery ruptured. Doctors were able to enter through my thigh and repair the torn artery without invasive surgery and without disturbing my unborn baby. WOW!

The entire concept of heart surgery and the abilities the surgeon must possess is remarkable in my opinion. Think how amazingly skilled doctors must be to enter into the human body and repair an ailing heart...while it is still beating! I have a hard time finishing a 1000 piece puzzle all by myself and these amazing doctors remember how to disconnect and re-attach human hearts daily.

 

When I was in the Critical Care Unit in the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, it was the doctor who gave me the courage to keep fighting.

She slept there at the hospital and didn't leave until I was out of danger. Not only did she go above and beyond the call of her medical duty, she knew that a little hope goes a long way. I will never forget Dr. Mikal Elovitz for what she did for me and my baby. I know she is part of the reason that we are alive today.

Doctors all over the world do the nearly impossible daily. Some doctors go over to third world countries to save lives for nothing more than knowing that they have helped those in need.

 

We usually don't think about the stress, life sacrifices and risks that doctors face daily so they can be there for us one day should our health fail, but thanks to the amazing doctors that helped save my life I do now!

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

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