Lisa Hulick, Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health Advisory Council member and WomenHeart Houston Support Network Coordinator Class 2012-2017.
Lisa Hulick

Pearland, Texas Show full bio

Lisa is a teacher and the proud mother of daughters ages 11 and 12, had been very happily married to husband, Ted, for almost 15 years when near-tragedy struck and, she says, she discovered she is married to her “true hero.” In September 2011, Lisa suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at 3:30 in the morning. “After hearing me get up and collapse, Ted came to check on me and found me not breathing and unresponsive,” Lisa says. “He called 911 and immediately started CPR until the EMS arrived.” Lisa was rushed to the hospital and placed in a hypothermic state and drug-induced coma to help minimize damage to her body and brain. It was determined that Lisa’s arrest was caused by a blood clot in an artery, and she had a catheterization and a stent placed in her left anterior descending artery (LAD). Months later, it was further determined that the blood clot that led to her cardiac arrest was the result of a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). Fortunately, Lisa is recovering and feeling healthy, but she is driven by the thought that “so many women don’t know that the risk of heart disease is just as real to them as it was to me.” Lisa wants to help other women understand, through her own example that cardiovascular disease threatens all of us, and should be taken seriously. “I am not a typical heart patient — not older, or overweight, or male,” she says. “I am the face of today’s heart disease in women and it IS a real concern.”

Texas Heart Institute Positions

  • Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health Advisory Council, Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health
  • Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health Advisory Council, Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health