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?
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
Eight weeks after Christy Pfeifer-Gamez gave birth to her fourth child, Lillian, on the Fourth of July, she started feeling ill. One morning she couldn’t even get out of bed. The doctors thought it might be pneumonia. They never expected it to have anything to do with her heart. After all, she was too young … Continue reading The Truth Behind 4 Common Heart Disease Myths
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. How much do you really know about heart disease? Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusing information out there. Myths, misconceptions and outdated information cloud the discussion and unfortunately, leave many of us ill-equipped to effectively protect … Continue reading 6 Surprising Facts About Heart Disease