One Heart. One You. One Team.

One Heart. One You. One Team.

Insights, tips, and tools for living longer, from UTSW heart experts.

Wine and Heart Health: How much benefit does it provide?

Wine and Heart Health: How much benefit does it provide?

Many studies have shown that alcohol, consumed in moderation, can be beneficial to your health – and that includes your heart. I’ve enjoyed wine for a long time, and I’ve always beenread more

Coumadin Users: Let Us Go Easy on the Lettuce

Coumadin Users: Let Us Go Easy on the Lettuce

Summertime is traditionally one of the best times to enjoy salads. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are readily available and at peak flavor, and keeping your kitchen cool is easier when there’s noread more

Patient Habits Influence Risk of Developing Resistant Hypertension

Patient Habits Influence Risk of Developing Resistant Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a well-known and major risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney diseases. Despite the developments of a variety of treatment options, however, the number of Americans affectedread more

What If Your Heart Skips a Beat?

What If Your Heart Skips a Beat?

Everyone’s heart races or feels like it “skips a beat” sometimes. The sensation is called having palpitations.  Some people have them daily, others experience them rarely, but everyone has them—and, for theread more

Knowledge Key to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

Knowledge Key to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

Whether or not you’re good with numbers, here are a few facts you may want to keep in mind as you go about your life: About 600,000 people die of heart diseaseread more

Tips to Bear in Mind for Heart Health

Tips to Bear in Mind for Heart Health

During a May 2014 weekend, I spent a beautiful morning dressed as a bear. I was at the Coppell Education Foundation’s Run to Fund with Dr. Katy Lonergan from UT Southwestern’s Clinical Heartread more

Keep Your Heart Healthy and Enjoy Grilling

Keep Your Heart Healthy and Enjoy Grilling

Grilling can be a great time to enjoy each other’s company and enjoy delicious foods on holidays – like Memorial Day and July 4.  The foods you might choose to throw on thatread more

Five Tips to Avoid Stress Eating for a Better Diet and a Healthy Heart

Five Tips to Avoid Stress Eating for a Better Diet and a Healthy Heart

Chronic stress can contribute to heart disease. Compensating for stress by eating makes it worse. The good news is that we can avoid stress eating with some simple steps. This helps yourread more

UTSW Team Makes History With This Heart-Assist Device Surgery

UTSW Team Makes History With This Heart-Assist Device Surgery

The best part about being a heart surgeon is seeing patients’ lives transformed with new found hope and energy after treatment. It’s not something I ever take for granted. Every day offersread more

On Listening, Learning, and Identifying a New Heart Failure Symptom

On Listening, Learning, and Identifying a New Heart Failure Symptom

Active listening is an essential part of being a great physician and is oftentimes the most important tool in the assessment of a patient. Being attentive helps us ensure understanding, communicate well,read more

Eating Healthy Tips for a Healthy Immune System

Eating Healthy Tips for a Healthy Immune System

A balanced diet makes eating healthy for a healthy immune system easy. No single food or nutrient can protect us from colds, flu, infections, or disease but a balanced diet will helpread more

Saturated Fat: Not a Problem, or Not So Simple?

Saturated Fat: Not a Problem, or Not So Simple?

For decades now, we’ve been told that saturated fat is to be avoided at all costs. Indeed, by government decree, all food labels must clearly spell out saturated fat content, and itread more

UTSW Docs’ Discoveries at Heart of New Cholesterol-lowering Drugs

UTSW Docs’ Discoveries at Heart of New Cholesterol-lowering Drugs

You may have seen the article in The Wall Street Journal noting that powerful means of controlling blood cholesterol are on the horizon. What you may not realize is that these discoveriesread more

Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women

Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women

Cardiac Disease in Men and Women: Yes, there are differences Bill Cosby once joked that “Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.” Asideread more

Why I Walk - And You Should, Too!

Why I Walk – And You Should, Too!

With all the obligations surrounding work, family, and community, combined with the various sources of stress we all face every day, it’s easy to feel like we don’t have time to commitread more

Using Teamwork to Take on a Non-Discriminatory Disease

Using Teamwork to Take on a Non-Discriminatory Disease

We all like to think we’re special, but here’s a sobering thought: Heart disease doesn’t care who you are. It is far and away the No. 1 killer of Americans – bothread more

A Green Diet Your Heart Will Enjoy This St. Patrick's Day

A Green Diet Your Heart Will Enjoy This St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably already thinking green. When it comes to green food, you’ve no doubt heard that green, leafy vegetables are just about the healthiestread more

New Cholesterol Guidelines… Here’s What You Should Know

New Cholesterol Guidelines… Here’s What You Should Know

Unless you’ve been stranded on an island for the last 40 years, you probably know that having high cholesterol is bad for you. But the tricky part is figuring out who reallyread more

It Doesn’t Take Dieting to Improve Your Diet (and Help Your Heart)

It Doesn’t Take Dieting to Improve Your Diet (and Help Your Heart)

Almost everyone knows that eating healthfully, exercising, and not smoking are important factors for reducing cardiovascular disease risk. We know almost through osmosis that consumption of saturated and trans fats, sodium, andread more

Why Exercise Matters to Heart Health

Why Exercise Matters to Heart Health

I’ll be honest with you; I don’t like to exercise. But here’s something I know through my work as a cardiologist with expertise in long-term cardiovascular risk: Exercise matters to heart health.read more

The First Step to Heart Health: Knowledge

The First Step to Heart Health: Knowledge

Imagine you’re about to start on a long journey, the trip of your life – perhaps a backpack tour across Europe or an African safari adventure. To make the most of yourread more

Game Plan for Your Heart: A How-To Guide From UT Southwestern Experts

Game Plan for Your Heart: A How-To Guide From UT Southwestern Experts

February blends two great American traditions, the Super Bowl and American Heart Month. This makes February the perfect time to create a game plan for your heart, so come spring time youread more