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Heart Health Screenings for Former NFL Players

Heart Health Screenings for Former NFL Players When thinking about the health concerns of former NFL players, concussions or other physical injuries are what typically come to mind. Yet, heart health is an important factor to keep an eye on for all athletes as well. To this end, Ascension Seton teamed up with the Living Heart…
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Ascension Seton Physicians Use World’s Smallest Heart Monitor

Ascension Seton Physicians Use World’s Smallest Heart Monitor Prairie Lea special education teacher Mary Zion remembers her stroke like it was yesterday – even though it took months to learn what caused it. But thanks to the world’s smallest heart monitor – it’s about the size of a matchstick – and the Ascension Seton Heart Institute, she…
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93-year-old Gets Second Chance with TAVR Procedure

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…
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CT Scan My Heart?

What is this Heart Healthy CT? How many possible tests can there be for my heart? It is getting a bit confusing trying to navigate the different tests from ECGs (or is it EKG?), to echocardiograms and stress tests. Well, the Cardiac CT or Calcium score can provide very helpful…
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