Go Red For Women Celebration held in Milwaukee

NOW: Go Red For Women Celebration held in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee woman who went into cardiac arrest 76 times is sharing the importance of heart health.

Nicole Grehn was the guest speaker at Thursday's 'Go Red for Women Celebration.'

Grenh was born with an undiagnosed congenital heart mutation.

She went into sudden cardiac arrest nearly four years ago.

Doctors had to amputate her legs in order to save her heart.

Grehn says it took some time to adjust to her new life.

"It's not really something I can fix, but something that I can work with and try to keep it from happening again by taking heart medication daily, I have an internal defibrillator that's there for safety, and I try to live a heart healthy life," said Nicole Grehn. 

She is now a ruse at Froedtert Hospital and works with amputees around the nation. 

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