June 23, 2023

Research sheds light on oxygen treatment for cardiovascular diseases

Collaborative research from two McGovern Medical School departments on the role of oxygen in cardiovascular disease treatment recently was published in Nature Reviews Cardiology (Impact Factor 49.4). Basic scientists and clinicians from the departments of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and Internal Medicine reviewed multiple…

June 2, 2023

Primary TAVR may be best strategy for aortic stenosis causing cardiogenic shock

Abhijeet Dhoble, MD, was quoted in a Healio article about transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

May 19, 2023

Mental and Heart Health – Fifty Plus

John Higgins, MD, appeared on Doug Pike’s Fifty+ show on KPRC Radio to talk about how mental health affects your heart health (10:00 mark).

May 9, 2023

Should You Avoid the Sugar Substitute Erythritol?

John Higgins, MD, was quoted in a Newsmax article about a new study which found that the sweetener, erythritol, is linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

May 9, 2023

The 7 Best ECG at Home Monitors of 2023

John Higgins, MD, was quoted in a Health article about at-home ECG monitors. The story also appeared on Yahoo! Sports.

April 21, 2023

Hypertension: Strength training is effective in managing high blood pressure

People with high blood pressure or hypertension are at risk for certain long-term complications. Early intervention can lower blood pressure and reduce someone’s risk for complications. Researchers are still working to understand the best options for lifestyle modifications to improve…

April 19, 2023

Expert explains heart attack, heart failure, and sudden cardiac arrest

For American Heart Month, Deepa Raghunathan, MD, cardiologist with UT Physicians Multispecialty – The Heights and assistant professor of cardiology with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, explains the difference between a heart attack, heart failure, and sudden cardiac arrest….

April 19, 2023

What to know about sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in young athletes, but this reality probably never rang so true until the evening of Jan. 2. That is when millions of Americans witnessed 24-year-old Damar Hamlin, safety for the…

December 7, 2022

PET technology more effective than angiogram at determining need for coronary stents, bypass surgery

A new method for determining whether patients with heart disease need coronary stents or bypass surgery is more effective than the angiogram, which is currently used, according to research from UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular. A team led by K….

July 11, 2022

2022 Cardiovascular Residency Graduates and Faculty/Fellow Awards

The Division of Cardiology is pleased to announce its residency graduates, and faculty and fellowship awardees for 2022. 2022 Residency Graduates Advanced Heart Failure Bader Alhafez, MD Sowjanya Kapaganti, MD Cardiovascular Medicine Ayush Arora, MD Andrew Badalamenti, MD David Boone,…