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From heart disease to Hawaiian vacation: Susanne’s story

Just before her 71st birthday, Susanne Orman decided to get in shape for an upcoming Hawaiian vacation. But when she started to feel chest pain while walking, she knew something wasn’t right. Find out how following her instincts – and how two doctors’ expertise – saved her life.

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Heart Month 2018: Sharon Leissner

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Heart Month 2018: Rio King

Rio is one of several masters athletes who took part in our research on how exercise prolongs heart health.

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No surprises along the way

“I needed a heart valve replacement,” Scott says. “And I probably would have put it off if I didn’t need the hip replacement; I’m really glad I went ahead with it.”

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Heart Month 2018: Sandy & Brooks

Since Brooks Haley's first heart attack in 2010, all his wife, Sandy, has wanted was to make sure Brooks’s heart was as healthy as it could be.

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Heart Month 2018: Daniel Quintana

Since 2012, Daniel has been coming to the UT Southwestern Heart Failure Clinic, which specializes in treating neuromuscular diseases that affect the heart – an important capability for patients like Daniel, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

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Little Hats, Big Hearts

These newborns are wearing red hats that represent a deeper message.

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Heart Month 2018: Linda Johnson

UTSW specialists evaluated Linda for a heart transplant. Her new heart gave her not only a second chance at life but a first chance to watch her son grow.

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Iron Man contender uses exercise to beat heart disease odds

Jack Baum was only 2 years old when his father died of a heart attack. His father was only in his 30s – one of a long line of family members who passed away at an early age. Baum was determined to break that family tradition.

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It’s the climb: Blood pressure management propels one man’s reach for the top

It wasn’t long into Nagrath’s climbing career that he set his sites on the base camp of Mt. Everest. His only barrier was how to handle his blood pressure, especially at extreme altitude.