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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the country, killing more than half a million people every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. UTHealth cardiologists are stepping up to the challenge by offering a wide range of clinical trials and innovative patient care including interventional procedures in the operating room, education about creating a healthy lifestyle and heart screenings for young athletes. Partnering with the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute and Harris Health System Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, UTHealth cardiologists bring the best of cutting-edge care to their patients.

Heart experts available for interviews

The weird thing you should be eating during your endurance workout

John Higgins, M.D., shared tips with Women's Health Magazine on what women should eat before an endurance workout.

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UTHealth physicians give track star new lease on life with PFO closure procedure

At a track meet in 2011, then 17-year-old Crystal Haynes was warming up for a high jump event when her leg and arm gave out and her world went black. She woke up shortly after and couldn’t speak – she was having a stroke.

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Syndrome de corazon roto

Can traumatic events such as Hurricane Harvey increase the risk of heart disease?  For the answer to that question, watch this interview with Enrique Garcia-Sayan, M.D., on Univision Houston Channel 45.

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