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Advice for Women Heart Patients

Advice for Women Heart Patients

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Why is it that women are less likely to discover that they have heart disease until it is often too late? Meet Bobbi Cecco, a Heart Patient and Volunteer for Mended Hearts who's wise words can inspire women everywhere to recognize the unique symptoms of heart disease for women.

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Published on: April 20, 2017 at 10:31:47
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Athletic Training after Heart Surgery

Athletic Training after Heart Surgery

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Having open heart surgery doesn't have to stop you from living a lifestyle that is defined by athleticism, Heidi, a heart patient with a mechanical heart valve, started preparing herself for recovery and exercise the moment she awoke from surgery on the hospital bed; this is her story.

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Published on: April 20, 2017 at 10:21:10
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Bobbi's Angina Story

Bobbi's Angina Story

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With heart disease, it's always important to recognize the symptoms and act decisively. Meet Bobbi, a heart surgery survivor whose mantra in life is to never take your life for granted; this is her story.

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Published on: April 20, 2017 at 10:11:29
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Dale's Battle with Depression - Part 1

Dale's Battle with Depression - Part 1

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What causes anxiety and depression after heart surgery in some people? After undergoing open heart surgery and being outfitted with a mechanical heart valve, Dale began to feel symptoms of depression that were unexplainable. Soon after, a chance trip to a museum would be the catalyst for him to realize that he was not alone.

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Published on: April 20, 2017 at 09:48:22
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Dale's Battle with Depression - Part 2

Dale's Battle with Depression - Part 2

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In this second episode of three, in Dale's story of depression, he delves deeper into when he realized that he was depressed, and the steps that he took to restore his mental sanity.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 15:43:42
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Dale's Battle with Depression - Part 3

Dale's Battle with Depression - Part 3

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Studies show that of the 50% of people who have major heart surgery or a major heart event in their lifetime, 50% of that number will suffer from some form of clinical depression afterwards. In this, the final episode in Dale's series on depression, he stresses what he feels is the most important thing to help heart patients onto the road to recovery.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 15:37:08
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Embracing Your Scars: Heidi's Story

Embracing Your Scars: Heidi's Story

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A scar from any surgical procedure can be both shameful in the sense of others seeing it, and a painful reminder of your struggles. On the contrary, Heidi, a heart survivor, looks at her scars with a sense of pride, and embraces the stories that they tell about her battles with heart surgery.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 15:28:54
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Exercise as Therapy

Exercise as Therapy

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After open heart surgery, it can often be intimidating to get back on the treadmill to get your body back in shape. As Heidi, a open heart surgery patient will tell you, it's all about setting little goals along the way to help you on the road towards recovery.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 15:13:51
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Exercising with a Pacemaker

Exercising with a Pacemaker

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Exercise with a pacemaker is very much possible. Although frightening as it may seem, it's all about finding that workout program that works for both you and your new heart, with a little trial and error, and a lot of patience and love for who you are.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 15:05:26
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The Importance of Caregiving: Frank's Story

The Importance of Caregiving: Frank's Story

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Oftentimes, when the ones we love suffering or hurting, the tendency is to treat them as invalids, rather than equals. Frank, the husband of a heart patient, is here to tell you the exact opposite. Watch as he explains what are the most important things that you can do as a caregiver for your loved ones.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 14:51:41
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Life After Surgery: Catherine's Story

Life After Surgery: Catherine's Story

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After three open heart surgeries it can become easy for depression to sink in, but for Catherine, a Mended Heart survivor, she has been defined and inspired by them.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 14:31:34
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Lynn's Story: Advice for Women

Lynn's Story: Advice for Women

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"Women and men are so different, our heart attacks are silent most of the time." Meet Lynn, a heart patient, whose wise words for women, can help level the playing field when it comes to diagnosing the heart problems that women face; for all the women out there, this is one you will not want to miss.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 14:18:54
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Marvin's Story

Marvin's Story

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After multiple open heart surgeries, Marvin was unsure what to do with his life, but then an organization known as Mended Hearts, changed his entire outlook on life. This is his story.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 13:07:13
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Critical Advice to Women: Millie's Story

Critical Advice to Women: Millie's Story

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In order for women to stay heart healthy and to continue to provide support to the ones that they love, they must remember to put themselves and their health first. In this episode, Millie, a heart patient, gives sound advice to all women out there to change their lives; you will not want to miss this one.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 12:29:59
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Family History: Patrick's Story

Family History: Patrick's Story

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After both his parents died in their early to mid 90s, Patrick, a heart survivor, decided to find out which of his parent's heart history was similar to his. The results, which surprised him, further shaped and defined his life, giving him a sole purpose; this is his story.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 12:12:05
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Recognizing a Heart Attack: Patrick's Story

Recognizing a Heart Attack: Patrick's Story

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What separates regular chest pain from the chest pain associated with a heart attack? Patrick, a heart attack survivor, explains how knowing the symptoms & self-diagnosis can help safe a life, both of which saved his; this is his story.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 11:49:44
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The Importance of Exercise: Patrick's Story

The Importance of Exercise: Patrick's Story

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What can you do if your angina pains are brought on from exercising? Patrick, a heart patient, says that no matter what, exercise is the most important thing you can do for your heart.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 11:25:02
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Shirley's Story

Shirley's Story

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"Get involved, be educated, and talk to other people with like circumstances so you know you're not alone..." these are the best words of advice that Shirley, a heart survivor, can give to those struggling in the aftermath of heart disease; this is her story.

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Published on: April 18, 2017 at 11:09:39
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