One Heart Stories

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.

Azithromycin (Z-Pak) is safe if your heart is healthy

Azithromycin (Z-Pak) is safe if your heart is healthy

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Azithromycin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, is a good treatment option for many patients but not for everyone. Dr. Joseph Hill explains.

Statins are proven to lower cholesterol

Statins are proven to lower cholesterol

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Patients are sometimes fearful of taking statins to treat high cholesterol. Dr. Joseph Hill explains how the benefits dramatically outweigh the risks.

The Mediterranean diet shouldn't be Greek to your heart

The Mediterranean diet shouldn't be Greek to your heart

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Following the Mediterranean diet is heart-healthy. But what does that mean? A dietitian from UT Southwestern Medical Center explains.

Answering your questions on heart health

Answering your questions on heart health

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It was my pleasure to answer your questions about women’s heart health during the social media live chat on Feb. 18, 2015, as part of UT Southwestern’s Heart Month activities.

Broken heart syndrome is mysterious, but real

Broken heart syndrome is mysterious, but real

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The mysterious condition is real and on the rise in the Dallas area.