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How ‘diabetes drugs’ became valuable tools in treating heart failure

A surprise finding in SGLT2 inhibitor drug research has revealed a potentially groundbreaking heart failure treatment. Learn more from Darren McGuire, M.D.

Heart; Prevention

Study uncovers link between two key risk factors for first-time heart attack, stroke

New research led by UT Southwestern's Parag Joshi, M.D., shows a direct tie between high heart attack risk and dual diagnoses of coronary artery disease and high LP(a) cholesterol.

Discovery; Heart

Helping the heart heal itself: The science of regeneration

The concept of regenerating or growing heart tissue is not far-fetched. Ongoing research by UT Southwestern's Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D., may potentially change the future of care for patients with mild to moderate heart disease.

Heart; Men's Health; Women's Health

Having sex after a heart attack - what you need to know

After a heart attack, we just want to get back to our normal lives – including our sex lives. But is sex after a heart attack safe?

Heart; Prevention

10 practical, daily tips to improve heart health

Reducing heart disease risk doesn’t require drastic changes. Rina Mauricio, M.D., shares realistic ways to build heart-healthy habits.

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; Prevention

4 studies that defy conventional thinking about race, weight loss, and heart health

African-Americans are not genetically predisposed to heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Recent UT Southwestern studies dispel conventional thinking around race, weight loss, and heart health and push for personalized, equitable patient care.

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

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; Prevention

The internet can be hazardous to your health. Really!

One of the most powerful health risks facing all of us in 2019 – and in the foreseeable future – is the proliferation of medical misinformation. Every day, it spreads across the internet through platforms like Google, Facebook, YouTube and other social media, and patients end up making health decisions – sometimes life and death decisions – based on faulty and flat-out incorrect material. Dr. Joseph A. Hill provides a physician's perspective and offers some solutions to root out the fake news.