For every lifesaving medication, therapy, procedure and device available today, we have research to thank. Baylor Scott & White has a deep and rich history conducting medical research across a number of areas. Our researchers have been involved in conducting the research and gathering the data that helps bring promising new options to life. One … Continue reading TAVR: The research that changed open heart surgery
Our patients inspire us to get better at our craft every day. Inspired by their stories, we challenged local artists to create unique works of heart. That’s how Tim Gallagher and Jon Flaming met — at the intersection of art and medicine. Tim Gallagher is the first to admit that he is a lucky man. … Continue reading From story to art: How a heart transplant changed Tim’s life
Your heart is the organ that keeps you alive, keeps your blood pumping and your body going. Every day, the average human heart beats roughly 100,000 times, faithfully pumping 2,000 gallons of blood through your body. But have you ever thought of your heart as a work of art? At Baylor Scott & White Health, … Continue reading Works of Heart: Bringing patient stories to life through art
Most people are familiar with the “classic” heart attack symptom — chest pain. But did you know it’s possible to have a heart attack without chest pain? The symptoms of a heart attack aren’t always as obvious as you might expect. While heart attacks often do cause chest pain, some people may not experience any … Continue reading Subtle heart attack signs you should never ignore
For Eric Daniell, everything has come full circle. He spent more than a decade ministering to others as a hospital chaplain. At the Dallas VA Medical Center, he found his calling lending a hand to veterans returning from the battlefield. And in his own time of need after a lifesaving heart transplant, it was a … Continue reading Martial arts helps chaplain thrive after heart transplant
My name is Kyla and I am a heart failure survivor. I am a wife to an amazing husband who is also my high school sweetheart. I am a mom to three beautiful, quirky, fun children who keep me on my toes and going each day. My family is the reason I fought to live … Continue reading How I’m thriving after postpartum heart failure
As a highly decorated war veteran, Colonel Jim Harding isn’t used to being the one in need of rescue. But when he woke up one day with severe chest pains and trouble breathing, that’s exactly what he needed. Col. Harding had been fighting chest pain for about a year and a half. He had been … Continue reading Decorated war veteran thanks hospital staff for saving his life
From specific conditions to overall health and wellness, diet is becoming a part of nearly every health-related conversation — What should we eat? What should we avoid eating? What foods are paramount for a healthy life? For our hearts in particular, the food factor is especially important. While medication remains a primary treatment for high … Continue reading Is soy good for your heart?
You’re likely well aware of the dangers of high cholesterol. Over time, elevated cholesterol — specifically LDL cholesterol, the kind many people refer to as “bad” cholesterol — causes your arteries to harden and narrow. Having high cholesterol can significantly increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. For most adults, less than 200 mg/dl … Continue reading Could low cholesterol actually raise your stroke risk?
What was the last thing that caused you to feel stressed? A health issue? A project deadline? An unexpected expense? A family disagreement? We all feel stress, but each of us reacts to it and copes with it in our own way. Depending on the degree of stress you’re feeling and your reaction to it, … Continue reading Why meditation is good for your heart