Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute In The News

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    How treatment options have expanded to care for heart patients in the Greater Houston area

    HOUSTON (February 16, 2021)

    Dr. Scott Bassett, an interventional cardiologist with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, talks about how treatment options have expanded to care for heart patients in the Houston area.

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    Houston Woman Says Finding Blood Clot Saved Her Life

    HOUSTON (November 25, 2020)

    A young woman from Kingwood develops a blood clot in her arm after excessive exercising.

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    Heart Surgery at Memorial Hermann

    HOUSTON (April 25, 2020)

    Learn the advancements and treatments offered for heart surgery at Memorial Hermann.

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    Healing a hole in the heart

    HOUSTON (October 4, 2019)

    Dr. Daniel Hermann with Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital discusses treatment for PFO which is also defined as a hole in the heart.

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    Dad of 10's minimally invasive heart surgery cuts recovery time

    HOUSTON (June 25, 2019)

    Phil Sontag quickly returned to spending time with his family, thanks to a minimally invasive approach to repair his mitral valve performed by Dr. Tom Nguyen.

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    Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital expands cardiovascular surgery program

    HOUSTON (January 14, 2019)

    Hospital celebrates second anniversary and opens new cardiac ICU and operating rooms.

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    "Santa" Deryl McKenzie goes home for Christmas after a successful heart transplant

    KINGWOOD, TEXAS (December 25, 2018)

    One of Santa’s special helpers, Santa Deryl, is home for Christmas thanks to the physicians with Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute.

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    Memorial Hermann talks newer treatments for Afib

    HOUSTON (December 12, 2018)

    Dr. Saumya Sharma, an electrophysiologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute, discusses newer procedures to aid in the treatment of an irregular heartbeat.

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    Active Exercisers Should Fear the “Widowmaker”

    HOUSTON (December 6, 2018)

    Jonathon Coz doesn’t remember this happening to him in February, 2016. But his wife does. As a nurse, she’s well trained in CPR, and she performed compressions for about 10 minutes until the ambulance arrived to take Coz to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

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    Why you might face increased risk of heart attack during December and January

    HOUSTON (November 27, 2018)

    During cold weather, your core body temperature may start to drop, so to make up for that, you may shiver, your heart rate may increase and there may be more strain on your heart.  Scientists wanted to know if that put us at risk for heart attack. The American Heart Association found for the...

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    An inside job: Working construction in the Texas Medical Center

    HOUSTON (November 27, 2018)

    As a Fisk Electric superintendent, John Marra is helping construct the new Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center tower, slated to open in 2020. Tuyen Nguyen, M.D., has kept Marra on the job with a different construction project: rebuilding Marra’s leaky heart valve.

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    ‘Charlie’s Angels’ star Jaclyn Smith gets candid on her 21-year marriage: ‘I’m still a lucky girl’

    HOUSTON (November 11, 2018)

    “Charlie’s Angels” star Jaclyn Smith is certain her husband Brad Allen was heaven sent. The actress and the heart surgeon have been married since 1997 and the pair is still happily in love. Smith previously told Closer Weekly she met Allen when he was working at Memorial Hermann...

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    Memorial Hermann cardiologist Konstantinos Charitakis, MD, cycles his way to healthy living

    HOUSTON (November 6, 2018)

    As an Interventional cardiologist at Memorial Hermann and assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Konstantinos Charitakis, M.D., understands the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Whether he’s pedaling along the roads in ...

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    Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital Now Offers TCAR Procedure

    KINGWOOD, TEXAS (October 19, 2018)

    Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital now offers a minimally invasive stroke prevention procedure for people with carotid artery disease. It’s called transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR. Carotid artery disease develops when fatty deposits, or plaque, clog the blood vessels deliveri...

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    Back from the dead: How one man survived sudden death syndrome

    HOUSTON (October 4, 2018)

    An hour after Karl Wiggins arrived at a local hospital near his home in Liberty following his first encounter with sudden cardiac death, he was transferred via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where sudden cardiac death struck him again.

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    Saving Beau: 3-month-old with hole in his heart now healthy

    HOUSTON (July 31, 2018)

    A 3-month-old baby who underwent surgery at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital for a congenital heart defect is now back home with his family.

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    Memorial Hermann Southeast cardiac program impresses

    HOUSTON (June 28, 2018)

    Last December, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital announced the launch of its new cardiac surgery program and the appointment of Dr. Cesar Nahas as the program’s medical director.

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    Memorial Hermann Southwest Doctors Share Heart Treatment Procedures

    HOUSTON (June 11, 2018)

    Electrophysiologists, Dr. Sohail Jalal and Dr. Amir Azeem, with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital share treatment procedures for those suffering with Afib.

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    Electrophysiologists share treatment procedures for those suffering with AFIB

    HOUSTON (June 11, 2018)

    Electrophysiologists, Dr. Sohail Jalal and Dr. Amir Azeem, with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital share treatment procedures for those suffering with AFIB.

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    World Cup health: from heart attacks to baby booms

    HOUSTON (June 8, 2018)

    The World Cup is here and while it brings a ton of excitement and joy -- it can also present a scary effect on our health. As fans across the world prepare for their national team to fight for the trophy, they should prepare for a possible trip to the hospital. Men had a higher risk at 3.26 times...

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    HBJ names 2018 Health Care Heroes as outstanding practitioners

    HOUSTON (May 18, 2018)

    With hundreds of doctors and medical practitioners serving the Houston community, the Houston Business Journal set out to find some of the best in the business for our 2018 Health Care Heroes awards.

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    DAPT Helps Secondary Prevention After Minor Strokes

    HOUSTON (May 16, 2018)

    Adding clopidogrel (Plavix) to aspirin therapy in the immediate days following a minor stroke prevented more ischemic events, but at the cost of increased bleeding risk, a randomized trial suggested.

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    Learn the advancements and treatments offered for heart surgery at Memorial Hermann

    HOUSTON (April 25, 2018)

    Dr. Marwan Jumean and Dr. Sukhdeep Basra share the advancements and treatments that Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute has to offer for open heart surgery.

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    Brazos Middle School staff saved man's life during heart attack, thanks to AED

    HOUSTON (March 23, 2018)

    A group of educators are being hailed as heroes after all coming together to revive a man who suffered a heart attack in their school gym.

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    A father’s heart disease sparks a son’s lifelong commitment to stopping the no. 1 cause of death

    HOUSTON (March 2, 2018)

    Dr. Maniar was only 9 years old when his dad fell ill, went to the doctor for a check-up and discovered that he had blockages in nearly every blood vessel leading to his heart. His situation was so dire that his medical team refused to let him return home and instead, rushed him to a nearby hospi...

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    Doctors helped revive the heart of Deborah Duncan's mom

    HOUSTON (February 21, 2018)

    Dr. William Ross Brown and Dr. Biswajit Kar with Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute share how they helped revive the heart of Deborah Duncan's mom.

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    TAVR procedure saves 'Great Day Houston' host’s mother from congestive heart failure

    HOUSTON (February 19, 2018)

    After being told she had congestive heart failure and aortic stenosis, Dr. William Ross Brown, an interventional cardiologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center recommended Esther Duncan undergo the TAVR procedure.

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    Memorial Hermann Southeast expands cancer, cardiac services

    HOUSTON (February 18, 2018)

    Shortly after launching a new cardiac surgery program, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital has expanded cancer treatment services, renovated its facilities and augmented its team of specialists.

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    What is a widowmaker heart attack?

    HOUSTON (February 16, 2018)

    Dr. Tuyen Nguyen, cardiovascular surgeon with Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute and UTHealth, defines a widowmaker heart attack and the describes the signs and symptoms. Dr. Nguyen also discusses what viewers should know about modern heart care.

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    Woman saves husband of 50 years from "Widowmaker" Heart Attack

    HOUSTON (February 16, 2018)

    It’s a milestone that many couples dream of achieving: 50 years of marriage. The Turners agree that the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced came recently, when Edward suddenly experienced a cardiac arrest. “I remember waking up for work, and then nothing,” he says. For Lo...

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    Couple married 52 years celebrates life-saving miracle

    HOUSTON (February 15, 2018)

    Edward's heart stopped and his wife of 52 years, Lonna, jumped into action. In the treatment and recovery that followed, a patient at Memorial Hermann Medical Group Memorial City Cardiology.

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    Saving Her Valentine from a Deadly ‘WidowMaker’ Heart Attack

    HOUSTON (February 14, 2018)

    Dr. Hermann calls Edward a “miracle” patient because not many people survive a cardiac arrest without some degree of brain injury. “I can’t stress enough how important it was that his wife began CPR within minutes of his collapse. For each minute blood isn’t pumping ...

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    Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center offers new procedure for recurring strokes

    THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (January 29, 2018)

    As part of Hellard’s recovery plan, he was referred to TIRR Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands for inpatient rehabilitation. During treatment, Hellard was referred to an interventional cardiologist/heart disease specialist.

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    Fixing a hole in the heart

    HOUSTON (December 6, 2017)

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    League City mayor buoyed by fighting spirit and good friends after heart attack

    HOUSTON (October 30, 2017)

    League City Mayor Pat Hallisey suffered multiple heart attacks and previous surgical bypasses failed. Blood flow to the lower half of his body was cut off.

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    Heart attack victim and Texas football coach reunites with cardiologist

    HOUSTON (October 12, 2017)

    After a massive heart attack, Rick Owens' arteries were 99 percent clogged and had to be reopened with four heart stents.

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    A man’s inspirational story after bypass surgery

    HOUSTON (September 15, 2017)

    Rivera went into surgery almost immediately. He then made a picture perfect recovery, thanks to Dr. Donald Gibson, a cardiothoracic surgeon affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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    Interview With A Cardiovascular Disease Specialist: Dr. Nilay Mehta, DO

    HOUSTON (August 10, 2017)

    Take a break from studying for your Cardiology Certification or MOC exam; here’s an interview with Cardiologist, Dr. Nilay Mehta, for inspiration.

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    Allergy symptoms point to more serious diagnosis for Memorial Hermann Northwest patient

    HOUSTON (August 10, 2017)

    Joe Chapman felt all the usual symptoms associated with allergies, except he also felt shortness of breath, chest pressure and bit of heart fluttering. Prompting the doctor to consult Dr. Nilay Mehta, a cardiovascular disease specialist at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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    'Life vest' designated to save heart attack victims

    HOUSTON (June 15, 2017)

    Imagine being home alone and your heart stops. It would typically lead to sudden death, however, a man is alive today because his doctor suggested he use something called a life vest.

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    Sponsored Roundtable Discussion: How New Technologies Can Facilitate Surgical Mitral Repair

    HOUSTON (May 31, 2017)

    In a roundtable discussion filmed at the 2016 EACTS Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, Song Wan of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Rüdiger Lange of the German Heart Center share their opinions on current and future trends in mitral valve repair while Tom Nguyen of the University of ...

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    Katy teen develops massive blood clot after long flight

    HOUSTON (May 22, 2017)

    A Katy teen survived a massive blood clot that developed after long flight from Asia. Annie Beirne share her story along with Dr. Stuart Harlin, a surgeon affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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    Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital Now Serving the Community

    CYPRESS, TEXAS (May 1, 2017)

    The Memorial Hermann Health System welcomed a new hospital in the Cypress/Northwest Houston area. The Hospital offers numerous services and specialty expertise with state-of-the-art technology.

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    Humble man's heart failure reversed through innovative treatment

    HOUSTON (April 26, 2017)

    Stanley Botten underwent a surgery to repair a hiatal hernia in January 2017 only to return to the hospital to learn he'd been hit with his second pulmonary embolism.

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    New LifeVest lowers risk for death post heart attack

    HOUSTON (March 27, 2017)

    A heart attack can be scary, and often deadly. Now a new, wearable device is helping to lower the risk of this deadly condition.

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    Marathon runner who collapsed reunites with those who saved his life in Houston

    HOUSTON (March 7, 2017)

    A runner who suffered a major heart attack within sight of the finish line of a Houston race lived to run again thanks to physicians at the race and Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute.

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    Ways to Prevent Blood Clots and Save Your Life

    HOUSTON (March 1, 2017)

    Close to 1 million people are affected by blood clots each year. If not caught in time, it could travel to your heart and kill you. Vascular surgeon Arash Keyhani and interventional radiologist doctor Dean Chauvin with Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute- Memorial City discuss.

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    Chest pain? Might be one of these 7 things

    HOUSTON (February 16, 2017)

    The mention of chest pain conjures up images of a heart attack, but there are plenty of other diseases that can trigger this symptom. Here are seven conditions that can cause chest pain

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    Treating Heart Valve Disease

    HOUSTON (February 15, 2017)

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    Treating Heart Valve Disease

    HOUSTON (February 15, 2017)

    Dr. Tuyen Nguyen discusses treating heart valve disease on Great Day Houston.

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    Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

    HOUSTON (February 15, 2017)

    Dr. Tom Nguyen, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon with Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center discusses a variety of minimally-invasive techniques to cure heart valve disease.

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    Houston patient receives dissolvable heart stent

    HOUSTON (February 13, 2017)

    Nearly 600,000 metal stents are inserted into patients in the US each year. But a new kind of stent is being implanted by Dr. Prakash Balan, cardiologist with Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute.

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    Restoring Your Heartbeat

    HOUSTON (February 6, 2017)

    Dr. Sunil Reddy, a cardiac electrophysiologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, talks about how to treat an irregular heartbeat.

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    Rare medical procedure helps young ball player return to field

    HOUSTON (February 6, 2017)

    A rare, innovative open-heart surgery performed by Dr. Ali Dodge-Khatami at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital fixed an 8-year-old’s heart and had him back on the baseball diamond a month later.

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    Featured Profile and Interview With Tom C. Nguyen, MD

    HOUSTON (January 8, 2017)

    Dr Tom C. Nguyen is an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

     

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    The Future of Aortic Stenosis Treatment: Sternotomy, Minimally Invasive, or TAVR?

    HOUSTON (July 28, 2016)

    Filmed at the 2016 STS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, a group of experts discuss the future of aortic stenosis treatment. The panelists weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the standard sternotomy, right mini-thoracotomy, and TAVR treatment options.

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    Simple lifestyle changes can bring heart health

    HOUSTON (March 10, 2016)

    Each year, the incidence of heart disease rises, and for as long as I can remember, heart disease has been America's No. 1 killer.

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    Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital cardiologist offers heart healthy advice

    HOUSTON (February 12, 2016)

    Not smoking is the obvious place to start but taking part in a vigorous exercise program three to four times a week is also important,” says Dr. Marcin Bujak, M.D., interventional cardiologist, affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital .

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    Memorial Hermann Medical Group welcomes interventional cardiologist

    HOUSTON (October 20, 2015)

    Interventional Cardiologist Marcin J. Bujak, MD, PhD, has joined Memorial Hermann Medical Group (MHMG) and will see patients at MHMG Cardiology Southwest and MHMG Sugar Land Multi-Specialty Clinic.

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