maggie teliska, moderator for

Meet Your Moderators: Maggie Teliska

Last updated: May 2022

Welcome to the Meet Your Moderators series! These articles are intended to help our community members better know the people who moderate on our various channels. Heart failure plays a different role in each of our moderators' lives, but our community serves as a place for all to connect and share with one another.

We are beyond grateful for the work these individuals put in to help make this the dynamic and supportive community that it is. We hope you enjoy reading their responses to our questions and learning a bit more about what drives them to help!

Interview with Maggie

What role does heart failure play in your life?

I am a patient and patient advocate for heart failure, SCAD, and women and heart disease. I am also a Women Heart Champion, Class of 2020.

Why did you decide to become a moderator for

I love the HU communities and their ability to connect with everyone who touches their pages. It's been an honor to have been invited to moderate and contribute to the Heart Failure forum and website.

What's been your favorite part of being a moderator for

I love the community and new patient friends I've made. I also like being able to tell someone "it does get better". I am often reminded of the confusion, shock (no pun intended) and just freaking out when I was first diagnosed. I've come a long way and want others to know they can survive as well - it does get better. I also love the support I get from the community and HU.

What has your support system been like throughout your journey as a patient or caregiver?

I have always had wonderful friends and family. What I've found to be the best support is fellow patient peers - the kind you meet in HU. I always say "patient Peers are the best medicine that is never prescribed."

Anything else you want to share with our community members?

I am so happy to be a part of such a wonderful community. Amani and John have been so involved with the moderators and team - I feel like we are all family. I look forward to HU expanding into more areas of health issues - it is definitely a great resource for patients, caregivers, and care providers.

Contribution to

Maggie has been contributing to our community for over a year. Here are a few of the articles she has shared with us:

Finding Information and Support for Heart Failure
When Should You Go to the ER?
Happy Fifth Birthday to Me!
My Blood Pressure Is so Low! Am I Dying?
Compression Socks – You Can Still Be Stylish

To read all of Maggie's articles and hear her journey being a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and heart attack survivor, click here.

Thank you

We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank YOU, the person reading this. While we no doubt have an amazing team here at, it's your consistent presence and engagement that keep the momentum going. Without you, there wouldn't be much to moderate and we surely wouldn't learn as much as we do. Thank you!

As always, we'd love to hear from you. What brings you to our community? What has your heart failure journey looked like? Feel free to share with us by posting on our site's stories and forums sections.

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