part 20 RED for HEART DISEASE
Cardiac catheterization (kath-uh-tur-ih-ZAY-shun) is a procedure used to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions. During cardiac catheterization, a long thin tube called a catheter is inserted in an artery or vein in your groin, neck or arm and threaded through your blood vessels to your heart. Using this catheter, doctors can then do diagnostic tests as part of a cardiac catheterization. Some heart disease treatments, such as coronary angioplasty, also are done using cardiac catheterization.
Usually, you'll be awake during cardiac catheterization, but given medications to help you relax. Recovery time for a cardiac catheterization is quick, and there's a low risk of complications.
part 19 RED for HEART DISEASE.
heart disease is out there , and not to many people know this UNLESS you or a loved one has endured the journey of what is heart disease.. as i watched tv last night I seen so many commercials for cancer centers and more and was LIKE what about heart disease BUT then I thought they are fighting a battle just as we are. WE just have to be more up there in your FACE about heart disease , and the only way I see it happening is US the SURVIVORS of heart disease telling our story, reaching out to those that ask or even if they dont. you can see it in their eyes at the doctors the scared look of what is going on.
heart disease can be fought , can be won..... BUT it can not be done with out your help............ I always say KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
well its up to you...... and if you only reach ONE , then you have saved one..... and thats all we can do......
stand up for your heart, we are the path for our daughters, granddaughters and so forth........... set their path with knowledge......
part 18 RED for HEART DISEASE
did you KNOW ?
The term "diabetic heart disease" (DHD) refers to heart disease that develops in people who have diabetes. Compared with people who don't have diabetes, people who have diabetes:
Are at higher risk for heart disease
Have additional causes of heart disease
May develop heart disease at a younger age
May have more severe heart disease
sitting on the edge.....
heart disease , took a hold of me 15 years ago. what it did was scare me and my family into living and loving.
along this journey, I have came across some amazing women, that share as I do what we call
SURVIVING HEART DISEASE
we learn from each other, and we support each other on this journey we walk each day, each mile and most of all each second of our lives.
I have lost a heart sister very DEAR to me and her passing brought Heart2Heart to be .
the love I have for her and her memory and more.
I needed a place to go, to cry, to share and most of to hear " I UNDERSTAND "
and in heart2heart is where I found that. NOT in other groups I was in...... for them death was not in any vocab they had, even though its very much in all OUR vocabs
I speak, what i feel and how I feel and sometimes it gets me into trouble BUT you know what ITS MY LIFE .. ITS MY JOURNEY and like i tell every one . you either stand with me OR get out of my way ......
thru my journey I have brought women ( sisters) together in so many ways and helped them to see that they are not alone on this journey they have taken.... there is so many more that needs to be reached and I pray that thru heart2heart they find their way and know. THIS journey is not so scary when you have a sister that has YOUR BACK....
they say heart disease is a mans disease NOT TRUE
and we as sisters of the heart know this to be untrue, for we breathe and walk and talk heart journeys and more.....
we had our first meet up for heart2heart and it was GRAND and we will have many many more to come and we have heart sisters reaching out to other heart sisters and becoming more then just a heart sister..... we have become FAMILY
what hurts me more then anything is to know, that a heart sister can be hurting and not sharing that hurt because they are afraid of what others will say .
we share, we love, we support and we laugh TOGETHER
and those that want to be unwilling to help or understand need to get out of the way < of what is to be and thats
LOVE , SUPPORT, LAUGHTER AND KINDNESS......
reach out and help those that need it, reach out when you need it. I PROMISE Heart2Heart will always be here................
2nd meet up is April 19-22 2015
one footstep one heartbeat
together we are heart2heart
part 15 RED fro HEART DISEASE
FAMILY HISTORY play a BIg part in heart disease , and knowing is half the battle
I have a strong family history of heart disease, so when I started getting signs I spoke up, but they would not listen bc i was only 32.... it does not matter age, gender you have a RISK factor take it serious