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It’s time to get heart failure patients the medications they need

Heart failure guidelines recommend four HFrEF medications, but most patients aren’t on the right drugs and doses. See the benefits and how we connect patients with life-improving care.

Dad with ALS saves four other people's lives

ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, slowly robbed Rupesh Kotiya of his ability to speak, move, and breathe on his own. But the neurodegenerative disease could not take away his chance to help others. He made the ultimate sacrifice and set a lasting example for his two young sons.

Three parallel advances usher in new age of cardiac amyloidosis care

Cardiac amyloidosis was once considered untreatable. Now, we have effective treatments, less invasive diagnostic tests, and a growing body of research in this complex disease.

Fighting heart failure with ‘Fantastic Four,’ new guidelines

New AHA guidelines highlight the benefits of SGLT2i medications for patients with heart failure and advances in diagnosing and treating ATTR amyloidosis.

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.

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.

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.

A fourth chance at life: Susan's remarkable heart transplant story

Before her 50th birthday, heart transplant recipient Susan Liang has survived more than her fair share of challenges. Read her remarkable story of how UT Southwestern gave her a "fourth chance at life."

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.

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.

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.

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 Transplant Outcomes in Dallas: UT Southwestern Shines Brightly

Newly published comparative data on survival outcomes among the three heart transplant programs in Dallas give UT Southwestern cause to be proud. Learn more.

Too few hearts to go around: How science can solve the organ donor dilemma

Nearly 4,000 people across the U.S. are waiting for a heart transplant, and there aren’t enough donor hearts to go around. Discover what the future of heart transplantation might hold and how Texans can help narrow the gap today

Heart of the Matter: A Two-Sided Tale

Desperately ill heart patient Davy Hobson came to UT Southwestern for treatment on – of all days, Valentine’s Day – seemingly short on options. But his odds increased considerably when UTSW specialists took a creative approach to save his life while they awaited a heart for transplant.