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Dell Children’s helps teen avoid open heart surgery

Dell Children’s helps teen avoid open heart surgery Dell Children’s is the first in Central Texas to offer Medtronic’s Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve – a non-invasive way to fix a heart valve that allows for shorter recovery time, less cost, and less pain. The Melody valve procedure is a heart catheterization procedure. Cardiologists replace the pulmonary…
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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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Making school lunch more heart-friendly

Making school lunch more heart-friendly Children’s low heart health scores increase risk of future heart disease Tips on how to make school lunch more heart-friendly Back-to-school is just upon us, yet some scores are already in, and they aren’t good.  A new scientific statement published by the American Heart Association…
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Tiniest Monitor Helps Stroke Patients

Tiniest Monitor Helps Stroke Patients AUSTIN, Texas – (July 15, 2015) – 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…
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Seton’s Marcie Wilson Honored with National American Heart Association Award

Seton’s Marcie Wilson Honored with National American Heart Association Award AUSTIN, Texas – (June 30, 2014) – Seton Cardiovascular Disease/Stroke Community Outreach Coordinator Marcie Wilson was among those honored at the American Heart Association national awards luncheon, held in Dallas. Wilson RN, BSN, WOCN/Neurosciences, was presented with the Louis B. Russell Jr. Memorial Award, which recognizes an individual who has…
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