Heart to Heart with Anna

When a Heart Warrior Is Living in Heart Failure

September 24, 2019 Season 14 Episode 17
Heart to Heart with Anna
When a Heart Warrior Is Living in Heart Failure
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Heart to Heart with Anna
When a Heart Warrior Is Living in Heart Failure
Sep 24, 2019 Season 14 Episode 17
Aubyn Baker-Riley
Aubyn Baker-Riley is a Heart Warrior who is living in heart failure and she shares with Anna how her medical journey took her to where she is today, what tests she is awaiting, and what her hopes for the future are.
Show Notes

Aubyn Baker-Riley is an adult born in 1963 with a bicuspid aortic valve and coarctation of the aorta. She had open-heart surgery at 7 years of age to widen the coarctation and ablations in 2005, 2016 and 2018. She is currently in heart failure.

Although Aubyn is only in her 50s, it's unusual for someone like her to have made it to adulthood. Many people born in the 1960s, and even in the next decade, succumbed to their heart defects before reaching adulthood. What has Aubyn's path been like for her? What symptoms and warning signs has she had?

More importantly, what is it like to live in heart failure? What are some coping techniques that can be used if you are in heart failure? Aubyn answers these questions and more in today's episode of "Heart to Heart with Anna."

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