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12/29/2016
Cardiovascular Disease is the Major Cause of Death for the Houston-Metro Area
A new study broke down the major causes of death in the US by county. For Harris County and surrounding Houston-metro counties, cardiovascular disease was the most common cause. Here to talk about cardiovascular disease and how to keep your heart healthy, we’re joined by Dr. William Ross Brown, a cardiovascular disease specialist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.
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12/23/2016
Doctors bring dance instructor back to life after mid-lesson collapse
A ballroom dancing instructor is thanking the medical team who saved his life after he suffered a massive heart attack during a lesson. William Ashworth, his wife Sherri and son Liam met the medical team at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Friday, the first time they have seen each other since his severe heart attack.
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12/3/2016
Memorial Hermann named one of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, have been named among the 50 top Cardiovascular Hospitals eight times.
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11/1/2016
Procedure to cure atrial fibrillation
Half a million people experience this sense of panic every year and are diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heartbeat. Dr. Randall Wolf from Memorial Hermann Memorial City/UTHealth, has developed a device and procedure that is curing the problem.
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9/19/2016
Researchers identify genes tied to sudden thoracic aortic dissections
Tina Wilkins told her mother she had to go and gasped out to her husband, "Call 9-1-1. I'm having a heart attack." But Wilkins wasn't having a heart attack. Instead, her thoracic aorta, the critical artery that carries blood from a pumping heart to other parts of the body, was dissecting – shredding, tearing – as blood seeped out of it.
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9/7/2016
Help Control AFib
More than 2.5 million Americans suffer from an irregular heart beat referred to as “AFib.” Heart surgeon Dr. Randall Wolf with Memorial Hermann's Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial City explains a procedure that can correct the condition.
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5/9/2016
Mom living without heartbeat finds hope with wearable technology
It was a special Mother's Day for a Houston woman who's being kept alive through wearable technology. Danquien Horton, who suffers from heart failure due to several bouts with cancer, wears a small backpack that doubles as her heart. The device is called an LVAD or Left Ventricular Assist Device. "When you put (in one of) these devices, the heart continues to beat, but your pulse is not there. It's a steady flow of blood through the machine," said Dr. Biswajit Kar, medical division chief at the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center.
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4/15/2016
Transplant recipients at Memorial Hermann honor their organ donors
Scores of transplant patients recently gathered at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center to celebrate their health and thank the organ donors who made it possible for them to be there. In honor of National Donate Life Month, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC hosted its first ever “Celebrating the Gift” event for more than 140 heart transplant patients and their families in a show of appreciation for those who give the gift of life.
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4/11/2016
Aspirin a day may push death away, says new study
New recommendations on daily aspirin use will likely stir the pot in the ongoing aspirin debate. "These new findings from the task force provide a good evidence-based approach for managing a disease with therapy that has risks," said Dr. Biswajit Kar, medical division chief at the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center. "Low-dose aspirin therapy has many proven benefits, including preventing heart attacks, strokes, and colorectal cancer."
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4/11/2016
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center Launches Lung Transplant Program
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) is now offering lung transplants, establishing its reputation as an elite health center with a comprehensive transplant program covering all solid organs including kidney, liver and heart transplants. The Lung Transplant Program is part of the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute – Texas Medical Center (HVI) and the Department of Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, recognized national leaders in the treatment of advanced cardiothoracic disease.

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