Heart Stories

Warning signs when an artery is blocked, and how to fix it

Warning signs when an artery is blocked, and how to fix it

 

Imagine driving through a tunnel. On Monday, you encounter a pile of rubble. There is a narrow gap, big enough to drive through. On Tuesday, you’re driving through the tunnel and find

Meal planning 101: Take 5 to plan 4

Meal planning 101: Take 5 to plan 4

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Grocery shopping, preparing meals, and packing lunches is part of the weekly routine for many of us. My advice: Head back to the dinner table and take five to plan four of

Make the Heart Walk a family tradition

Make the Heart Walk a family tradition

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We have a family tradition each year. On a September morning, we join with thousands of other people to support the fight against the No. 1 and No. 4 killers in the United States – heart disease and stroke.

Standing helps your heart

Standing helps your heart

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You already know that exercising for 30 minutes a day is good for your heart health, but it’s time for a heart-to-heart about what you’re doing with the other 23 1/2 hours of your day.

Interventional cardiologist committed to new technologies

Interventional cardiologist committed to new technologies

 

I’m Dr. Steven Marso, and I’m thrilled to be a part of such an exciting time at UT Southwestern. I joined the team in June 2014 as Director of Interventional Cardiology and Professor of Medicine.

Wine and heart health: How much benefit does it provide?

Wine and heart health: How much benefit does it provide?

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Many studies have shown that alcohol, consumed in moderation, can be beneficial to your health – and that includes your heart.

Understanding the five most common heart tests

Understanding the five most common heart tests

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Patients who come to the clinic for cardiac evaluation may require certain tests to evaluate their heart. Here are the five exams your cardiologist most often orders,

Coumadin users: Let us go easy on the lettuce

Coumadin users: Let us go easy on the lettuce

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Summertime is traditionally one of the best times to enjoy salads. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are readily available and at peak flavor, and keeping your kitchen cool is easier when there’s no need to turn on the oven.

Patient habits influence risk of developing resistant hypertension

Patient habits influence risk of developing resistant hypertension

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a well-known and major risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney diseases. Despite the developments of a variety of treatment options, however, the number of Americans affected by this dangerous condition continues to rise.

What if your heart skips a beat?

What if your heart skips a beat?

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Everyone's heart races or feels like it skips a beat sometimes. Some people have them daily, others experience them rarely, but everyone has them.