One Heart Stories

UT Southwestern aims to reduce heart patient readmissions

UT Southwestern aims to reduce heart patient readmissions

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Hospital readmissions are an issue for heart attack and heart failure patients. UT Southwestern is involved with a program to reduce these readmissions.

Number of babies can affect women’s risk of heart disease

Number of babies can affect women’s risk of heart disease

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A UT Southwestern cardiologist says it’s important that physicians take a pregnancy history when assessing a woman’s heart-disease risk. A new study found higher levels of subclinical heart disease in women who had given birth four or more times.

A new way of looking at ‘good’ cholesterol

A new way of looking at ‘good’ cholesterol

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Knowing how your cholesterol functions can help doctors determine your heart disease risk. A UT Southwestern cardiologist uses a garbage truck analogy to explain “cholesterol efflux.”

An avocado a day is good for your health

An avocado a day is good for your health

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Avocados are fun to eat, nutritious, and heart-healthy. A UT Southwestern nutritionist in Dallas explains the benefits of this unique fruit and provides a healthy recipe.

Popular energy drinks come with concerns

Popular energy drinks come with concerns

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Energy drinks are popular, but are they safe? A UT Southwestern physician explains some of his concerns.

It’s time to rethink taking daily, low-dose aspirin

It’s time to rethink taking daily, low-dose aspirin

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Taking low-dose aspiring regularly might not be the best treatment for patients who have not had a heart attack or stroke. A doctor at UT Southwestern in Dallas discusses the best use of aspirin.

New cholesterol-lowering drugs show promising results in trials

New cholesterol-lowering drugs show promising results in trials

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Clinical trials have shown promising results for a class of drugs that could dramatically lower cholesterol and, in turn, reduce the risk of heart disease.

Good news – a healthy diet includes snacks

Good news – a healthy diet includes snacks

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Snacking on the right foods during the day can help you control hunger and overeating while you are dieting. But you need to choose the right kind of snack.

E-cigarettes: Too many unknowns

E-cigarettes: Too many unknowns

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Smokers are turning to e-cigarettes as a way to quit. Dr. Anand Rohatgi explains research about the safety of the devices.

New heart procedure extends care to high-risk patients

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement - TAVR - performed by the cardiology team at UT Southwestern in patients who are not candidates for traditional valve replacement surgery due to pre-existing conditions such as lung disease, mobility issues, or other disorders.