Learn how Bob Ek and his cardiologist, Scott J. Pollak, MD, FACC, work as a team to manage Bob’s atrial fibrillation.
Born with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, Christian Jacobs has managed to beat the odds. Christian uses his experience to inspire others as an FH Foundation Advocate.
David Kasnic's daughter Piper was born with a CHD and required immediate surgery to save her life. The life-changing experience inspired David to establish the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association to help other CHD families.
A heart attack during a work event changed David Wang's life. After working with his cardiologist and cardiac rehab team, David now celebrates "the gift of perspective."
Don Fick suffered a heart attack while on vacation with his family. After his heart attack, Don made cardiac rehab a priority in his recovery.
Gerry Yumul didn't ignore the signs and symptoms of a heart problem. Instead, he worked with his care team to undergo the recommended and life-saving tests and procedures he needed.
Despite living with a congenital heart defect for over thirty years, Jaycee Elliott has learned to be grateful for each day and to face life's challenges with a positive attitude.
Kathy Webster was born with a heart defect that contributed to her developing atrial fibrillation. After two open heart surgeries, Kathy is dedicated to living an active and healthy lifestyle.
Despite being born with a congenital heart defect, Michael Melstad works at being as active as possible and says he's been blessed with a long life.
Myra's life was forever changed after a "widow maker" heart attack left her with multiple cardiac conditions, including heart failure. She hasn’t let that stop her from embracing heart-healthy habits and inspiring others with her experiences.
A survivor of sudden cardiac arrest, Sue has devoted herself to making necessary lifestyle changes and leading a support group for women with heart disease.
Sue was diagnosed with hypertension in her 20s and lost her father to a heart attack. After her own heart attack, she took control of her lifestyle, since genetics were something she couldn't control.
Tom has had two heart attacks triggered by familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). He has become a vocal and educated advocate for his disease and a positive example for his four children.
Jacob was the winner of our 2016 "I am CardioSmart" contest »
Christian was the winner of our 2015 "I am CardioSmart" contest »