Woman’s heart valve surgery a life-changing experience

Lori Johnson knew she’d been feeling tired — even more tired than usual — coupled with a tough time getting adequate sleep. Her doctors had previously told her she may have congestive heart failure, but she didn’t fully appreciate what that meant until one day at work in 2012. “Call 911,” the 54 year old told … Continue reading Woman’s heart valve surgery a life-changing experience

Baylor Dallas heart transplant a ‘Christmas miracle’

A brutal case of pneumonia four years ago put Richard Powell on a path that would eventually lead him to a Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas operating room for a heart transplant weeks before Christmas. When Powell first got sick in early 2010, he was treated at a hospital in his home city of Monroe, Louisiana, for … Continue reading Baylor Dallas heart transplant a ‘Christmas miracle’

Could Obesity Protect You From Congestive Heart Failure?

A recent study titled “The Obesity Paradox in Men Versus Women With Systolic Heart Failure” published in the American Journal of Cardiology had some very interesting results. The authors from UCLA looked at patients over a couple of decades that were treated with significant advanced congestive heart failure and calculated their body mass index or … Continue reading Could Obesity Protect You From Congestive Heart Failure?