The Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative presents teleconferences addressing a specific challenge faced by women living with heart disease. The result: a wealth of information to share and a publication.
“Having the opportunity to share our experiences and challenges is empowering. Providing the information to other patients and to healthcare providers will make a difference in the day-to-day quality of life for women living with heart disease,” says Eliz Greene, the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative and host of the Patient’s Perspective.
To download a copy of the latest magazine or hear the Patient’s Perspective Teleconference on Women Living On Blood Thinners and find the dates of upcoming teleconferences please visit the Embrace Your Heart Website.
The Patient’s Perspective on Women Living on Blood Thinners Panel:
Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. As the director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz is on a mission to inspire women to pay attention to their heart health, educated health care professionals about the challenges faced by female heart patients and champion the cause of women and heart disease.
Mellanie True Hills is a heart disease survivor and the author of A Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Own Life: The HEART Program for Health & Longevity. After having a brush with death in emergency heart surgery, Mellanie now uses her second chance to coach individuals in creating healthy lifestyles and organizations in creating healthy, productive workplaces. Mellanie is a regular contributer to the Patient’s Perspective and uses her background interpreting IT jargon into English to help women understand medical terminology. She is the Founder & CEO, American Foundation for Women’s Health and StopAfib.org
Kay Marie Kortas is a kindergarten teacher from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kay Marie survived a heart attack, two open heart surgeries, two stentings, a cardiac arrest and the implantation of an internal defibrillator all before the age of 36. Kay Marie provides a young woman’s point of view during the Patient’s Perspective Teleconferences.
Building on more than 20 years experience as an educator and advocate for the American Heart Association, Patty Borkowski is an essential part of the Embrace Your Heart team. Patty lends her voice to the Patient’s Perspective providing her views as a woman living with Atrial Fibrillation.