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Aging

Caregiver burden: Easing the physical and mental toll

Millions of adults who care for aging loved ones are at risk of burnout. Namirah Jamshed, M.D., discusses closing the gaps between caregiving and geriatrics.

Heart

Heart valve surgery without cracking open the chest

With minimally invasive heart valve surgery, surgeons don’t “crack open the chest,” instead going between the ribs through a 2-inch incision.

Heart; Prevention

Advances in cardiac imaging open big window into the heart

UT Southwestern's Kartik Agusala, M.D., explains how advanced heart imaging, such as cardiac CT and MRI, benefit patients.

Heart

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

Coffee can make the heart skip beats, but it brews up benefits, too

Coffee can make the heart skip a beat, but that might be OK. Amit Khera, M.D., discusses the findings from the CRAVE study on how coffee can affect heart health, sleep, and exercise.

Heart

TAVR is not the ‘beginning of the end’ for aortic stenosis open heart surgery

Two studies presented in March at #ACC19 are the talk of the cardiology community. Both address one question: Can low-risk patients with aortic stenosis benefit from TAVR? Dharam Kumbhani, M.D., says the data are intriguing, but the excitement is a bit premature. Learn more.

Heart; Patient Stories

A softball player with heart: Kaitlynn's aortic valve replacement at age 19

Division I softball player Kaitlynn Dawson faced open heart surgery for a leaky bicuspid aortic valve. See how the less-invasive SAVR procedure by UT Southwestern's Dr. Neelan Doolabh got Kaitlynn back on the field in just three months – with a brand new heart valve.

Heart

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