One Heart Stories

Should you eat less sodium? The answer is – it depends

Should you eat less sodium? The answer is – it depends

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The debate continues – is sodium harmless or bad for us? Hypertension specialist Dr. Vongpatanasin says the answer is clear, but it isn’t one size fits all.

Do you have endometriosis? Why your heart may be at risk

Do you have endometriosis? Why your heart may be at risk

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Women with endometriosis often suffer painful, heavy periods. But new research shows the condition also may increase heart disease risk. Dr. Sanghavi explains.

Why are we in the middle of a ‘statins war’?

Why are we in the middle of a ‘statins war’?

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As medical journals and websites debate who should take statins and the severity of their side effects, Dr. Hill says not to forget that they save lives.

Davy’s story: Getting creative to save a heart failure patient

Davy’s story: Getting creative to save a heart failure patient

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Davy came to us with two medical devices implanted in his heart. With his life on the line, we gave him two more to save him.

Can NSAIDs increase my risk of heart attack or stroke?

Can NSAIDs increase my risk of heart attack or stroke?

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NSAIDS like ibuprofen help manage pain and inflammation. But are they safe for the heart? Dr. Reimold weighs the risks and benefits.

Heart restart: Public AEDs can save lives

Heart restart: Public AEDs can save lives

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Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are available in many public places in Texas. Dr. Wu shares how they can save lives in an emergency.

Schedule a mammogram – for your heart?

Schedule a mammogram – for your heart?

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Mammograms to detect heart disease? Dr. Sanghavi explains why she’s excited about how mammography could “fill the gap” in women’s heart care.

Black men in white coats: Why Curtiss Moore became a doctor

Black men in white coats: Why Curtiss Moore became a doctor

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As an African-American doctor, Curtiss Moore is a rarity. What led him to cardiology, and how can other young black men and women follow a career in medicine?

To sleep, perchance to lower your heart disease risk

To sleep, perchance to lower your heart disease risk

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Can a good night’s sleep lower heart disease risk? Dr. Hill explains why sleep deprivation hurts the heart.

Beat the heat with heart-healthy cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon

Beat the heat with heart-healthy cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon

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Melon is a tasty, refreshing treat for summer. But it’s also great for weight management and heart health. Dietitian Susan Rodder explains.