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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.

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Amy Velderman lives a life of miracles

Amy Velderman lives a life of miracles. She was born with a congenital heart defect in 1960, when heart surgery was not an option for babies. “At first they told my parents that I’d probably die before I was a year old,” she says. “Then they said I’d probably die before I reached school age.”

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Landmark research might change how we treat AFib in heart failure patients

A landmark study might change the way we treat patients that have both heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Cardiac catheter ablation therapy might benefit thousands of patients by providing better symptom management, higher quality of life, and improved survival rates.

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Continuing to beat the odds

With the ongoing support of Dr. Brickner and his transplant and rehabilitation specialists, Heath Erwin is back to enjoying life.

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Prescription for rare heart disorder: Think outside the box

In 2011, Julie Christoph was 27 years old, working full-time, finishing up her nursing degree, and preparing to launch an exciting new career. When she began experiencing a racing heartbeat and dizzy spells that grew more frequent and more debilitating, she went to a doctor. And then another doctor, and then another doctor.

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Heart attack patient rebuilds his health: ‘I’m still running’

UT Southwestern cardiologist Benjamin Levine, M.D., helped 46-year-old pharmacist recover from his heart attack and return to running marathons.