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.
Aug 08 2012
"Going Red" to Raise Awareness for Heart Disease
There was a casting call held at a nearby Mall here in New Jersey. The American Heart Association was looking for women living with heart disease to tell their stories as part of their"Go Red for Women" campaign.I was nervous, but I attended. As I...
Jul 09 2012
Being a Mother with a Semi Broken Heart
On a normal day I would need the energy of six college athletes just to keep up with all of the activities and chores needed to maintain my lifestyle as a mother of five children. However, I don't have that energy--it's just little old me and m...
Jun 25 2012
I normally write about the disabling effects of my heart attack. However, the event that caused my heart attack was sudden coronary artery dissection (SCAD). SCAD is a rare event that happens to women. Most of us that are afflicted by SCAD are g...
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’...