Is your daily aspirin protecting your heart? A urine test could tell

For many people with heart disease, a daily dose of aspirin helps prevent heart attacks and stroke. But some people need more protection than others. Tailoring the dosage and medication mix for each person has always been a challenge — until we started testing their urine. What we found gave us hope, and it centered … Continue reading Is your daily aspirin protecting your heart? A urine test could tell

After surgery repaired a hole in his heart, my father got a second chance

This is a story about my father, Jesus Miramontes. Jesus Miramontes was born and raised in old Mexico, Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua. He was one of nine children. With limited means, his family went without more times than one, and at a very young age, he learned how to work to survive. He told me he once … Continue reading After surgery repaired a hole in his heart, my father got a second chance

Video: Plano heart hospital patient, wife on life-saving choice

Less than two years ago, at age 38, Josh Miller suddenly found himself within hours of catastrophic heart failure. Suffering from chest pain, the Gunter husband and father drove himself to the nearest emergency room. Doctors found that he had four arteries that were 90 percent blocked. Physicians at that facility did a stent procedure, … Continue reading Video: Plano heart hospital patient, wife on life-saving choice

Avoid These 9 Heartbreakers For a Healthier Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, so it warrants a serious discussion around heart health and heart disease prevention. How healthy is your heart? These “heartbreakers” can be some of the worst heart habits, so avoid these for a healthier heart and healthier life! 1.  “Pigging out” Being overweight … Continue reading Avoid These 9 Heartbreakers For a Healthier Heart