Heart Disease

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.

  • Jun 07 2012

    My Angiogram

    Having a heart attack while pregnant was a very scary experience for me. I was rushed to the hospital at the University of Pennsylvania for an angiogram. Although I was given a sedative, I woke up a few minutes before the doctors finishe...

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  • Jun 05 2012

    Doctors and Their Amazing Grace

    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 ...

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  • May 30 2012

    Weight Loss and the Ole Ticker

    Obesity in this country has become an epidemic. When I was a young girl, physical education was a class required in school. We learned how to exercise and what foods we should and shouldn't eat. We also had recess everyday. This was a ti...

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  • May 29 2012

    It Only Takes 10 minutes

    Did you know that 10 minutes of vigorous exercise a day, three times per week may reduce your chance of heart disease? Can you think of something fun to do for 10 minutes per day? I can! 10 minutes didn't seem like a lot until I put it to...

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  • Apr 11 2012

    Outlook Affects Outcome

    I was diagnosed with a sudden coronary artery dissection while I was nine months pregnant. Although 10 doctors told me that I’d have to choose between my baby’s life and my own, the expression on my face didn’t change. I knew that I had no control...

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  • Apr 09 2012

    Welcome to "Heart to Heart"

    Hello, my name is Nefertari Nelson-Williams and I’m a heart patient blogger. I’m writing this blog so that I can reach out to the world and scream "Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States and we’re not taking it anymore!" T...

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

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