One Heart Stories
“I needed a heart valve replacement,” Scott says. “And I probably would have put it off if I didn’t need the hip replacement; I’m really glad I went ahead with it.”
Amy Velderman lives a life of miracles. She was born with a congenital heart defect in 1960, when heart surgery was not an option for babies. “At first they told my parents that I’d probably die before I was a year old,” she says. “Then they said I’d probably die before I reached school age.”
A landmark study might change the way we treat patients that have both heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Cardiac catheter ablation therapy might benefit thousands of patients by providing better symptom management, higher quality of life, and improved survival rates.
With the ongoing support of Dr. Brickner and his transplant and rehabilitation specialists, Heath Erwin is back to enjoying life.
UT Southwestern cardiologist Benjamin Levine, M.D., helped 46-year-old pharmacist recover from his heart attack and return to running marathons.
Learn what the new blood pressure guidelines mean for understanding and controlling your risk for heart and vascular conditions.
A small study is raising questions about whether stents work for chest pain. Dr. Dharam Kumbhani says they do and explains what the data really mean.
A new clinical trial called ADAPTABLE, The Aspirin Study is aiming to set the record straight on which of two commonly used daily doses of aspirin is more effective. The three-year study is comparing the benefits and side-effect risks of the two doses.
Data from a new drug trial focused on reducing blood clots might allow more personalized options to prevent heart attacks in high-risk patients.
Dr. Amit Khera discusses how people in these four categories can benefit most from preventive cardiology to lower cholesterol and reduce their risk of heart disease.