The Connection between Syncope and Heart Health

Syncope, or unexplained fainting, is a condition that may seem frightening but is relatively harmless by itself. However, the deeper causes of syncope can include serious cardiovascular complications that should be addressed by a qualified health professional. Causes of Syncope One of the primary causes of syncope is … Read More

Top 5 Myths about Heart Attacks

The heart attack is a widely known yet equally widely misunderstood cardiac event. There are many myths surrounding the causes of this condition. Here are some of the most common myths: 1. Heart Attacks Are Only for the Elderly While heart attacks are most commonly caused by years of … Read More

Seton Nurse Saves Man Who Had Cardiac Arrest at Spin Class

After suffering cardiac arrest during a spin class, Wally Scott was saved by his classmate, Janice Meredith, a Seton Hays ER nurse. Janice used a defibrillator and CPR to bring him back to life, and Wally was transported to UMC Brackenridge where Seton cardiologist Dr. Matthew Rogers implanted a stent … Read More

How a Heart Health Profiler Can Help Detect Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans, many of whom don’t even realize they have a problem. Certain cardiovascular conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease are known as “silent killers,” as they often show no symptoms (or very subtle ones) before … Read More

4 Characteristics of Heart Transplant Candidates

Patients with chronic heart failure may be candidates for heart transplant. Heart transplant can be an excellent option for improving quality of life for individuals under the age of 65 who suffer from advanced heart problems. If you think you may be a candidate for heart transplant, first consider … Read More

When Is Arrhythmia Considered “Serious”?

Arrhythmias are irregular heartbeat rhythms that can occur when the heart’s natural electrical system doesn’t function properly, disrupting the normal heart rhythm. Arrhythmias can be identified by symptoms such as a racing or fluttering heartbeat, chest pain, an abnormally slow heartbeat, dizziness or fainting (syncope). While arrhythmias are … Read More

How Cardiac Rehabilitation Can Help You Recover from Heart Disease

Individuals with a history of myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, or other cardiovascular conditions are encouraged to participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program. Cardiac rehabilitation through Seton Healthcare Family’s Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program can be an excellent way to learn more about … Read More

5 Tips for Lowering Your Cholesterol Levels

High levels of cholesterol can congest your arteries and lead to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. When it comes to reducing your cholesterol, you may be surprised by how simple it can be to achieve better cardiovascular health through easy lifestyle changes. Here are five tips … Read More

What Does It Take to Become a Cardiologist?

Cardiology is one of the most challenging professions for doctors to gain credentialing in, since a cardiologist’s work involves diagnosing potentially serious heart and blood vessel diseases and conditions. As such, becoming a cardiologist requires significant training and special qualifications. The First Steps to Becoming a Cardiologist At the … Read More