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Blood pressure monitoring: Home is where your true BP numbers live

Hypertension is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular death. While hypertension is generally not curable, it is treatable if you are aware of it, and one of the best ways to stay on top of this disease is through home blood pressure monitoring. Read more.

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New AFib trials show an effective way to improve patients’ outcomes

Atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia, might lead to heart failure, stroke, and other serious conditions. But new trials show reduced mortality and hospitalization rates are possible for patients who undergo catheter ablation treatment.

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Dr. Link’s perspective: Why family matters for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy care

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, is a genetic heart condition that affects about one in 500 people nationwide. Learn how accurate diagnoses of this dangerous disease and a Plano mother’s determination saved her life and that of her son.

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‘Before my heart transplant, I was dying’: Gabriela’s story

When Gabriela received her heart transplant, she knew right away she wanted to meet her donor’s family. So she took a six-hour road trip from Fort Worth to Corpus Christi, and she wound up with a new best friend for life. Read her remarkable story now.

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How PCI stenting can reduce chest pain and heart attack damage – without surgery

Heart disease, and more specifically coronary artery disease, is common in the U.S. Learn how PCI can relieve chronic chest pain.

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Can a single high-fat meal damage heart health?

Foods high in both saturated fat and calories can have an immediate impact on heart health, according to a 2018 study. Amit Khera, M.D., offers tips to eat better and avoid the consequences. Learn more.

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Minimally invasive valve surgery restores marathoner’s heart

Shauna Okongo was born with a bicuspid aortic valve. In February 2017, Shauna ran a marathon and struggled with shortness of breath throughout the race as she never had before.

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Too sick for open-heart surgery: How a novel device saved a grandfather’s life

Faced with a life-threatening aneurysm in his aortic arch near the heart, James Ibson, 77, thought he was out of options. But a novel device, custom made for him, saved his life. Watch James’ story and read about his procedure at UT Southwestern – just the seventh to be performed in the world.

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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.