coronary artery disease

Heart to Heart Talks: Inspire Members and Heart Disease

Heart to Heart Talks: Inspire Members and Heart Disease By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US among men and women, and for most racial and ethnic groups. Responsible for one in four deaths every year, more people die of heart disease than they [...]

Video Vignettes: Through Their Own Eyes: Heart Bypass Surgery

Video Vignettes: Through Their Own Eyes: Heart Bypass Surgery Our hearts start to beat at around a month and a half into pregnancy.1 We may take its constancy for granted until something goes wrong. Worldwide, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death with 17.7 million deaths each year.2 Coronary artery disease [...]

Video Vignettes: Through Your Own Lens – Living With Invisible Disease

Video Vignettes: Through Your Own Lens - Living With Invisible Disease Looking "well" is a common challenge among people who live with invisible illnesses and chronic disease.  Some call themselves “spoonies”: people who hear “but you don’t look sick” throughout their lives, while actually managing serious illness.  The term “spoonie” comes from [...]