After 2 heart procedures, WWII vet shares his incredible story

Doctors and patients forge personal connections in different ways, for different reasons. Molly Szerlip, MD, an interventional cardiologist on the medical staff at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, and Fletcher Harris, a 90-year-old veteran of World War II, found they had a unique bond. Her daughter was about to take an emotional, educational trip to … Continue reading After 2 heart procedures, WWII vet shares his incredible story




How TAVR has changed patient recovery for those with aortic stenosis

For a doctor, the hardest conversation you ever have with patients is when you have to tell them, “No, there’s nothing I can do for you.” I went into medicine to make folks better. When you can’t do that, it’s like admitting your own fallibility. You feel you’ve hit a brick wall. Until just a … Continue reading How TAVR has changed patient recovery for those with aortic stenosis




Traveling the road of TAVR technology, longer life for truck driver

When you hear that you only have six months to live, you can feel desperate. For 65-year-old truck driver Thomas Taylor, it meant traveling the road of a new heart valve procedure. After years of neglecting his health, Thomas suffered from problems with the aortic valve in his heart. It was narrowing and obstructing the … Continue reading Traveling the road of TAVR technology, longer life for truck driver