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Why do African-Americans face higher risk of heart disease?

Dr. Kami Banks discusses why African-Americans face a higher risk of heart disease, and how to lower that risk.


Mini heart pump makes high-risk stenting safer

Dr. Marso explains how the Impella 2.5, a miniature heart pump, makes stent and angioplasty procedures safer.


Number of babies can affect women’s risk of heart disease

You can’t learn motherhood from a textbook. Three new moms who are Ob/Gyn professionals share their stories.


Answering your questions on heart health

It was my pleasure to answer your questions about women’s heart health during the social media live chat on Feb. 18, 2015, as part of UT Southwestern’s Heart Month activities.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Complications during pregnancy can predict future heart disease risk

What a woman experiences during pregnancy can give doctors a glimpse into the future.


Tips to avoid stress eating for a better diet and a healthy heart

Chronic stress can contribute to heart disease. Compensating for stress by eating makes it worse. The good news is that we can avoid stress eating with some simple steps.


Wine and heart health: How much benefit does it provide?

Many studies have shown that alcohol, consumed in moderation, can be beneficial to your health – and that includes your heart.


Symptoms of heart disease in women

Cardiac Disease in Men and Women: Yes, there are differences Bill Cosby once joked that “Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.”


Case Study: Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Courtney Peets was born a “blue baby.” When she was 17, doctors closed her VSD and placed a pulmonary homograft. In adulthood, she experienced recurrent CHF at 37 weeks of pregnancy and delivered a healthy boy.