Having a Heart Attack? What You Can Learn From One Patient’s Close Call

If you or a loved one is having a heart attack, don’t drive to the hospital. I repeat: “Do not drive to the hospital”. Call 911 immediately. That  advice may seem like common sense, but studies have found about 50 percent of heart attack patients either drive themselves or have someone drive them to the … Continue reading Having a Heart Attack? What You Can Learn From One Patient’s Close Call

Kidd Kraddick’s Sudden Death Leaves Many Questions About Heart Disease

All of us here in Dallas-Fort Worth are still grieving from the news that Kidd Kraddick, our beloved legendary radio personality, passed away suddenly this weekend while at a New Orleans golf tournament to raise money for his charity, Kidd’s Kids. Although it was initially reported that Kraddick may have experienced a brain aneurysm, the … Continue reading Kidd Kraddick’s Sudden Death Leaves Many Questions About Heart Disease

Is your lifestyle, health problems putting you at risk of having a heart attack?

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. But it is also one of the most preventable diseases. “It’s human nature to assume that nothing’s going to happen to you,” said Scott & White cardiologist, John P. Erwin, III, MD, FACC. “But eventually we … Continue reading Is your lifestyle, health problems putting you at risk of having a heart attack?

Chest Compressions Key to Survival in Cardiac Arrest Victims

A middle-aged man collapses in his home after complaining of chest pains. After calling 9-1-1, his wife is instructed to begin Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. In years past, the operator on the other line would have told the woman to practice the ABCs of CPR—Airway, Breathing, Compressions. But after studying efficacy data, the American Heart … Continue reading Chest Compressions Key to Survival in Cardiac Arrest Victims