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Raising Awareness About Heart Disease

Raising Awareness About Heart Disease Kristen Patton knew something was wrong when she felt a searing pain in her jaw one night while feeding her infant daughter. But at only 40, she didn’t expect her symptoms were those of a heart attack. When her husband found her unresponsive, he called 911. Uncovering a Rare Heart…
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Commemorating 30 Years of Life-Saving Heart Transplants at Seton

Commemorating 30 Years of Life-Saving Heart Transplants at Seton With 389 heart transplants having been performed in the last 30 years at Ascension Seton Medical Center, transplant recipients, their families and the Ascension Seton healthcare team recently celebrated the anniversary of the first of what would be many life-saving transplants in Central Texas. Ascension Seton currently performs 20…
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4 Characteristics of Heart Transplant Candidates

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…
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Prior to Heart Transplant, Patient Used Braille-Adapted Device

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…
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