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Congestive Heart Failure

COVID; Heart

Video visits offer high-quality heart failure care from the comfort of home

Video visits are an effective, high-quality alternative to in-clinic visits for patients with advanced heart failure. Find out what to expect and how remote care can benefit patients.

Heart

Follow the clues to find hope for advanced heart failure

A diagnosis of advanced heart failure sounds ominous, but the key to managing the condition is detecting it early. Dr. Mark Drazner, Chief of Cardiology at UT Southwestern, shares six simple clues that can help patients recognize advanced heart failure so they get the specialized treatment they need.

Aging; Prevention

Geriatrics COVE team makes house calls – and reduces readmissions

Seniors need better primary care access and fewer hospital readmissions. We target both concerns with COVE – our house call program that delivers precision medicine at home. Learn more.

Aging; Heart; Prevention

Why fatal heart disease is striking middle-aged patients younger and more often

After years of steady decline, heart disease death rates have increased 1.5% among the 45-60 age group – right in the prime of their personal and professional lives. In this MedBlog, Amit Khera, M.D., discusses the major causes and how preventive cardiology can help reverse this alarming trend.

Heart; Prevention

10 questions to test your heart-health knowledge

How much do you know about heart disease risks? Take this 5-minute quiz to find out what you know – and don't – about heart health.

Heart

LVADs no longer just a bridge, but a long-term alternative to heart transplant

Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) can help patients with advanced heart failure live longer and give them a better quality of life. Dr. Alpesh Amin answers four common questions he gets from patients about LVADs.

Heart

Medication as effective as stents, bypass for treating blocked arteries, major study shows

A landmark study has confirmed that, in certain patients with chest pain and abnormal stress tests, drug therapy can be just as effective as bypass or stents to prevent heart attack. In this MedBlog, James De Lemos, M.D., discusses how the findings can help patients save time and money, plus reduce unnecessary risks.

Heart

New drugs for cardiac amyloidosis provide hope for patients

For decades, there were no FDA-approved treatments for cardiac amyloidosis in the U.S. But in the last two years, two new therapies were approved for cardiac- and nerve-related ATTR. In this week's MedBlog, Justin Grodin, M.D., discusses these therapies and what they mean for North Texas patients.

Heart

The heart of a champion: Triathlon training with heart failure

A triathlon coach and competitor shares his story of staying active with heart failure.

Heart; Transplant

A New Heart helped Dana Return to the Stage

Life after a heart transplant