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Health Topics - Heart Health

A Shocking Diagnosis: One patient’s journey from early heart failure to lifesaving, innovative procedure

Cory Welch appreciates his second chance at life....

Best Foods for Heart Health:

We’ve all heard the advice that a healthy diet is important for heart health, but what exactly are we supposed to be eating? Diana Guevara, a dietetic intern at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, shares research-backed tips on the best foods for a healthy heart....

Out of Options: Expectant mother finds life through innovative heart procedure

When Cecilia Figueroa decided in early 2017 that she wanted to have a child, she had to be more careful than most. A perilous medical history included six years of dialysis, a kidney transplant, and a transplanted aortic valve in her heart — the original valve a casualty of high calcium caused by her kidney troubles....

Lighting the Way of Heart Repair: A Q & A with Catalin Loghin, M.D., on interventional cardiac imaging

Mention sound waves and your favorite song or someone’s voice may come to mind. But to a cardiologist, sound waves mean echocardiograms....

Lifesaving Checkup: Great grandmother was a “heart attack waiting to happen”

Frieda Frazier, an active 69-year-old great grandmother who works five days a week, gets a fitness checkup every six months at the UT Health Services clinic in the Texas Medical Center, and she is glad she does....