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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.

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Know Your Numbers Heart Health

The numbers everyone should know about their heart health – and why prevention really is the best medicine.

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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

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Heart Surgery Patient Journey

Dr. Doolabh and patient Ginger walk you through the journey of a minimally invasive heart valve patient at UT Southwestern.

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Heart Month 2018: Wanda Taylor & Liz Brantley

Sisters often share a special bond, but the one thing Wanda and Liz did not want to share was high cholesterol.