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2 Heart Seminars Scheduled for National Heart Month

On February 5, Dr. Tannon Carroll and Dr. Sachin Mehta will each present on the importance of knowing your numbers for your heart health. The presentations, entitled “Know Your Numbers,” are designed to raise awareness during National Heart Month in February. Dr. Carroll is presenting at the … Read More

93-year-old Gets Second Chance with TAVR Procedure

As the oldest of 10 siblings, 93-year-old Vivian Corona is accustomed to taking care of others.  She grew up caring for her younger siblings and then when she married, she took care of her husband and daughter, Toni Kasper. Soon after Vivian moved to Austin to be close to her … Read More

Pregnant Mother Nearly Dies from Flu, Recovers on ECMO

Legal secretary Kim Reyes never anticipated the trials ahead of her. She suffered with a nasty cough and fatigue for a full week before making a doctor’s appointment.   When Reyes arrived with difficulty breathing, the clinic immediately called an ambulance to transport her to the hospital. Once there, Reyes … Read More

Prior to Heart Transplant, Patient Used Braille-Adapted Device

Students at The University of Texas at Austin call him a walking miracle. Gene Brooks, PhD, a lecturer in the College of Education, lived with heart failure for 15 years before receiving a heart transplant in 2013. Dr. Brooks was a fitness buff and never smoked. After being diagnosed with … Read More