Heart Stories

Lifesaving knowledge: An AED Primer

Lifesaving knowledge: An AED Primer

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Knowing how to use an automated external defibrillator, or AED, might save the life of someone having a heart attack.

Heart valve surgery without cracking open the chest

Heart valve surgery without cracking open the chest

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With minimally invasive heart valve surgery, surgeons don’t “crack open the chest,” instead going between the ribs through a 2-inch incision.

Fellows practice what they preach

Fellows practice what they preach

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Cardiology fellows at UT Southwestern make time for regular exercise in their busy schedules – just like their recommend their patients to do.

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.

Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

 

Dr. Neelan Doolabh offers a new way to think about – and do – heart valve surgery, and it’s reducing recovery times and improving outcomes.