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Kiersten Rock Torcivia

Kiersten Rock Torcivia

In 2019, Kiersten experienced rapid heart rate and a loss of vision. When she arrived at ER, her heart rate was 283, but she was thankfully conscious. Then began over six months of visiting specialists across four states. First, she was diagnosed with VT and had an ablation. This is where they discovered something way more severe. Unable to pinpoint exactly what was the cause of her arrhythmia, she later had a loop monitor placed. A month later, she was in ICU with myocarditis which then solidified what her many doctors had suspected ARVD. Two months later, she had an ICD placed, takes Beta Blockers daily, and restricts activity. She experiences frequent bouts of chest pain which is unresponsive to medication. Kiersten has had to give up her passion since she was six years old, competitive figure skating but has turned her efforts to ensuring youth organizations have AEDs and donates through her self-founded charity Heartfelt Harmonies.