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.

  • May 02 2012

    What Can Go Wrong Sometime Does

    Because of my rare, life-threatening heart condition, I took up writing to comfort myself. And then I noticed that some people were interested in what I had to say. Recently, I was given this opportunity to be Healthline.com’s heart health advo...

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  • Apr 26 2012

    Edema Is No Match for My Pumps!

    On a recent visit to my cardiologist, he informed me that I must cut down my fluid intake. I already take two diuretics per day. However, after experiencing two episodes of flash pulmonary edema (when your lungs suddenly fill up with fluid), I’...

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  • Apr 24 2012

    Dealing with my Diagnosis

    Returning home to four children with a new baby and a failing heart was not an easy task. I was a very sick mother of five. When I first got home from the hospital, I went straight to bed. I was barely able to walk or talk, yet I had a n...

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  • Apr 16 2012

    Grocery Shopping: Only if I Have To

    Grocery shopping with a weakened heart can be a challenge. Although I know that as a person with a heart condition, I should seek help and accept support whenever it’s offered, there are times when I have to get the job done on my own. Sometime...

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  • Apr 16 2012

    Man (and Wo-Man's) Best Friend

    Before my diagnosis of heart disease, I told my five children "No!" whenever they asked for a pet—especially a puppy. There seemed to be a pet shop near every store we went to with the world’s cutest pups staring at us from the windows with th...

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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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