Heart Stories

Healthy hearts, healthy families

Healthy hearts, healthy families

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A UT Southwestern cardiologist and father explains how to find time for heart-healthy exercise, even when you’re busy and have a family.

Small changes in diet, exercise lead to big results, even if you’re busy

Small changes in diet, exercise lead to big results, even if you’re busy

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Small changes matter when you’re taking steps to improve your health by eating better and exercising more. A UT Southwestern Medical Center doctor provides some tips, including the Plate Method for meals. Add your voice – #calloutcancer today.

New ‘clip’ helps people too old, too sick for open-heart surgery

New ‘clip’ helps people too old, too sick for open-heart surgery

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The MitraClip is a new treatment for mitral valve repair and can take the place of surgical heart valve replacement in older patients. A physician at UT Southwestern, Dallas explains the benefits.

More salt or less – what to do?

More salt or less – what to do?

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If you have high blood pressure, is salt a villain? A UT Southwestern dietitian discusses the latest research on sodium in your diet.

UT Southwestern aims to reduce heart patient readmissions

UT Southwestern aims to reduce heart patient readmissions

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Hospital readmissions are an issue for heart attack and heart failure patients. UT Southwestern is involved with a program to reduce these readmissions.

Number of babies can affect women’s risk of heart disease

Number of babies can affect women’s risk of heart disease

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A UT Southwestern cardiologist says it’s important that physicians take a pregnancy history when assessing a woman’s heart-disease risk. A new study found higher levels of subclinical heart disease in women who had given birth four or more times.

A new way of looking at ‘good’ cholesterol

A new way of looking at ‘good’ cholesterol

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Knowing how your cholesterol functions can help doctors determine your heart disease risk. A UT Southwestern cardiologist uses a garbage truck analogy to explain “cholesterol efflux.”

How can you mend a broken heart? In part, with familiar medications

 

Familiar medicines, such as beta blockers and ace inhibitors, can help mend broken heart syndrome.