One Heart Stories

Should I take blood thinners to control my atrial fibrillation?

Should I take blood thinners to control my atrial fibrillation?

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Blood thinners can help people with atrial fibrillation avoid stroke, but all anticoagulants carry some risks of their own.

Why do African-Americans face higher risk of heart disease?

Why do African-Americans face higher risk of heart disease?

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Dr. Kami Banks discusses why African-Americans face a higher risk of heart disease, and how to lower that risk.

Can a simple blood test reveal a serious heart condition?

Can a simple blood test reveal a serious heart condition?

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Genetic testing allows UT Southwestern cardiologists to focus on patients' individual cardiovascular care.

Caring for hearts in my community

Caring for hearts in my community

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Dr. Kami Banks and the cardiology team at UT Southwestern provide expert heart care in Richardson/Plano.

5 signs you’ve chosen the right multivitamin

5 signs you’ve chosen the right multivitamin

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Check these five guidelines before you buy a multivitamin. Learn what a good multivitamin can – and cannot – provide.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects young and old

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects young and old

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Anyone of any age can be impacted by an enlarged heart muscle, even athletes in the prime of their careers. Our doctors explain what you need to know about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Fish oil supplements will not lower your heart attack risk

Fish oil supplements will not lower your heart attack risk

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Fish oil is sold as a heart-healthy supplement, but there is no evidence to suggest it helps prevent a heart attack. Dr. Khera explains.

Mini heart pump makes high-risk stenting safer

Mini heart pump makes high-risk stenting safer

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Dr. Marso explains how the Impella 2.5, a miniature heart pump, makes stent and angioplasty procedures safer.

Grilling and healthy eating: A few tasty tricks

Grilling and healthy eating: A few tasty tricks

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You can make grilled food healthier by following a few simple tricks, says a UT Southwestern dietitian.

Genetics and the heart: Using your family’s past to see into the future

Genetics and the heart: Using your family’s past to see into the future

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Genetic testing reassures a woman she has not inherited her mother’s troublesome heart genes.