Heart Health

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DFW Woman Overcomes Heart Disease Odds

Kristen Arechiga is 31 years old and has already endured three open heart surgeries as a child and a teen. She has had to live her life very carefully because of heart disease.


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Star Jones In DFW For Heart Health Event

Thousands of researchers are coming to North Texas this weekend, and they are bringing groundbreaking research in the field of cardiovascular and stroke science.


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Surgery Helps Baby Overcome Heart Defects

A baby born with a heart condition needed surgery. But the events that unfolded afterward have doctors reminding everyone about the importance of follow-up appointments.


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Bush Feels “Pretty Good” After Heart Procedure

Former President George W. Bush says he’s feeling “pretty good” after undergoing a heart procedure last month and is back to golfing and mountain biking.


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Bush “Doing Great” At Home After Heart Procedure

An aide said that former President George W. Bush is “doing great” while recovering from a heart procedure, and was already discharged from the hospital on Wednesday morning.


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Program Helps Heart Patients Return To Work

Stress and physical demands are part of what comes with being a police officer. But a new study said that those are also two factors putting officers at risk for heart disease.


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What Is Viral Cardiomyopathy?

There is no specific cure for viral cardiomyopathy. But, according to Dr. King, some two-thirds of sufferers either get better on their own, or respond to treatment to manage the symptoms


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Dallas Doctors Helping Baby With Half A Heart

A North Texas baby is back at home just days after open-heart surgery. Aaron Torres has hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The left portion of his heart is not developed.


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Local Doctor Shares Latest Medical Headlines

A whooping cough outbreak could be cause for concern. Hip and knee replacement has been connected to heart health. More teens are practicing safe sex.


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Hospital Improving Heart Attack Patient Response Time

Moments matter when anyone suffers a heart attack. But it’s not just about how fast the ambulance can get a heart attack victim to the hospital. It’s also about how fast the hospital can treat the patient.

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Study Says Optimism Can Help Protect Your Heart

A new study found that people with a positive look at life had a reduced risk for heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events.