One Heart Stories

Born with an anomalous heart: Stephanie’s story

Born with an anomalous heart: Stephanie’s story

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Dr. Brickner started treating Stephanie Scott for a congenital heart condition more than 20 years ago. The two developed a special relationship that continues to this day.

Her own best advocate: Lisa’s story of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Her own best advocate: Lisa’s story of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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When Lisa Hopkins was diagnosed with HCM, her search for a cardiologist led her to Dr. Link in Boston. Thirteen years later, they reunited in Dallas.

The heart of a champion: Triathlon training with heart failure

The heart of a champion: Triathlon training with heart failure

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A triathlon coach and competitor shares his story of staying active with heart failure.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a tiny heart hero

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a tiny heart hero

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This Valentine’s Day, Stefanie Rose shares the story of her son, Devin, who was born with a congenital heart defect.

Running marathons at 74? How exercise keeps the heart young

Running marathons at 74? How exercise keeps the heart young

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Dallas marathoner Rio King is still running strong in his 70s. Learn how exercise can keep your heart young and fit as you age.

Introducing 28 Days of Heart Health

Introducing 28 Days of Heart Health

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February is Heart Month. Join Dr. Drazner and our team of heart experts for 28 Days of Heart Health.

Donate blood platelets to save a life during the holidays

Donate blood platelets to save a life during the holidays

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Blood platelets, which prevent excessive bleeding, are needed for cancer and organ transplant patients. Your platelet donation could save a life.

Hepatitis C doesn't have to be a life sentence

Hepatitis C doesn't have to be a life sentence

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Hepatitis C is a manageable diagnosis and living a healthy life can slow the advances.

How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

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Altitude training gives elite runners and swimmers a competitive edge, but the “live high, train low” lifestyle may benefit anyone’s heart.

Can pre-competition ECG testing save young athletes’ lives?

Can pre-competition ECG testing save young athletes’ lives?

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Can we do more to prevent sudden cardiac death in student-athletes through ECGs? We examine this controversial question.