Christine Courtelis

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Christine Courtelis was born with Ebstein’s Anomaly. She lived a relatively “normal” life from childhood through early adulthood. In her early thirties she had her first open heart surgery to repair her tricuspid valve and place a pacemaker. From 2012 – 2013 she had three additional heart surgeries to again repair her tricuspid valve, place a new, more robust pacemaker system, and deal with other complications.

During Christine’s recovery from 2012 – 2013 she decided to change the direction of her career (she had been working successfully in the corporate world) and pursued her certificate as a Nutrition Consultant. She also developed and launched “MyHeartApp” the free app for heart patients and their doctors.

Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Arts. She is also a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in working with clients who have heart disease.

Links Mentioned in our Show:

MyHeartApp

Christine Courtelis

Mayo Clinic’s page about Ebstein’s Anomaly with very interesting videos by Dr. Joseph Dearani, cardiovascular surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, NY

Ebstein’s Society

Ebstein’s Anomaly Foundation

Drugs.com – Ebstein’s Anomaly article by Dr. David Adams

One thought on “Christine Courtelis

  1. Dena Langman May 27, 2015 at 6:19 pm Reply

    Dear Chrissy,
    I am so pleased to know you are doing so well in life, I have thought about you hundreds, if not thousands af times in all these lost years. I would love to hear from you and catch up.
    Much love and always a friend,
    Dena

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