By Tim Kowols
Whether it was her own family history, the seven stents put into her heart after she suffered minor cardiac arrest three years ago or her triple-bypass surgery last year, Marcia Kritzler-Egeland knows what it means to live with heart disease. Kritzler-Egeland now serves as one of 749 WomenHeart champions nationwide, trained by the Mayo Clinic to be a Support Network Coordinator and Community Educator for the 43.8 million women living with some kind cardiovascular disease. She thanks her doctors at Bellin Health and Door County Medical Center for getting her to where she needed to be physically, but the emotional support was just as important.
WomenHeart Door County, one of the 110 support networks across the country, meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay beginning 10 a.m.