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What Susan Lucci’s Heart Disease Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

Posted on April 23, 2021
Article written by
Anika Brahmbhatt

Susan Lucci is among the most recent celebrities to publicly discuss a diagnosis of heart disease. By taking this courageous step, Lucci helps make the heart disease room bigger, contributing to awareness and discussion of cardiac diagnoses around the world and helping others with heart disease feel less alone.

The actress told Good Morning America that she was stunned to discover that she had two blocked arteries, requiring her to undergo a procedure to have stents placed.

Stenting is a common topic on MyHeartDiseaseTeam. “Stents saved my life,” one member wrote. “Had stents put in this past Wednesday,” another said. “A stent or pacemaker is probably in my future,” another noted.

Members Make the Community Stronger

Since MyHeartDiseaseTeam launched in 2016, the network has grown to become over 35,000 members strong — that's a big room! Just as Susan Lucci’s announcement amplifies the voice of those with heart disease, each new member on MyHeartDiseaseTeam makes our community stronger.

Without a heart disease community, it can be easy to feel isolated, like you're the only one struggling with symptoms like fatigue, chest pain, and dizziness. Whether you have spoken directly with other members or not, by joining MyHeartDiseaseTeam and reading shared experiences, you have become part of the community.

Here are a few easy actions you can take to welcome and support other members:

  • Hug or like someone's post
  • Say hello to a new member
  • Answer a question in Q+A
  • Add someone to your team
  • Consider other ways to get started on MyHeartDiseaseTeam

Together we make a stronger community!

Talk With Others Who Understand

On MyHeartDiseaseTeam, over 35,000 people living with heart disease come together to ask questions, give advice, and share their stories with others who understand life with heart disease.

Are you living with heart disease? Share your experiences in the comments below, or start a conversation by posting on your Activities page.

Anika Brahmbhatt is an undergraduate student at Boston University, where she is pursuing a dual degree in media science and psychology. Learn more about her here.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I was where you was 13 years ago. I got 2 stents as well. God Bless you❤️

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