Toni Braxton named her new album PULSE in honour of a vivacious elderly woman she met while receiving heart treatment.
The singer was hospitalised in April 2008 after experiencing complications relating to microvascular angina - a condition which causes inadequate blood flow through the cardiac vessels.
And she admits her stint in the clinic inspired her new record.
Braxton tells U.K. chat show Loose Women, "I called it Pulse because when I was in cardiac rehab I met this older lady. She said she was 50 but clearly she was about 80 - and she was wonderful.
"She had high heels on the treadmill and she said, 'What are you doing here, you're so young'. She had had four heart attacks and she had just got back from Cabo with her 40-year-old boyfriend and she said, 'You can't be afraid to live', and that helped me so much."