Why you can’t ignore heart attack symptoms

We’ve all been encouraged to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. But a concerning new trend has risen amongst emergency care physicians and cardiologists. Hospitals across the country are seeing fewer patients with heart attack symptoms — not because fewer heart attacks are occurring, but because when they do, people are delaying seeking … Continue reading Why you can’t ignore heart attack symptoms

From story to art: After heart attack, Tom is living life to the fullest

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 Tom Henry and Felix Sockwell met — at the intersection of art and medicine. If you were to ask Tom Henry what gets him out of bed in … Continue reading From story to art: After heart attack, Tom is living life to the fullest

Could low cholesterol actually raise your stroke risk?

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?

Why do women wait longer to get help during a heart attack?

Toward the end of my internal medicine training at Baylor Scott & White and just two months before starting my cardiology fellowship training at the University of Oklahoma, my 29-year-old cousin died of cardiomyopathy a week after giving birth. This was not only devastating, but it also made a huge impression on me. It was … Continue reading Why do women wait longer to get help during a heart attack?

After heart attack, woman thanks firefighters who saved her life

Cheryl Sepmoree remembers she didn’t want to go into downtown Dallas to work one Saturday in September 2018. But she had made a commitment, so Cheryl drove into the office. Little did she know that just blocks away, two Dallas firefighter paramedics had an equally strong commitment to their work that day: saving lives. On … Continue reading After heart attack, woman thanks firefighters who saved her life