Living Free of AFib: Like Father, Like Daughter

  Kathryn Roudebush says the only positive thing to come out of her father dealing with a decade of uncontrolled atrial fibrillation (AFib) was that she was familiar with the Wolf Mini-Maze procedure when she developed  the same heart condition earlier this year. Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that can [Continue Reading]

Husband & Wife Experience “Widowmaker” Heart Attacks and Live to Tell About It.

Imagine surviving a lightning strike. Now imagine your spouse surviving a lightning strike several months later. That’s the rarity of the Greenbaums’ story. Except instead of having high-voltage electricity coursing through their bodies, they each survived a widowmaker heart attack within months of one another. Robert Greenbaum was the first to survive the potentially deadly [Continue Reading]

Facing Sudden Cardiac Death and Living to Tell About It

Tragedy was on the Stone family’s doorstep, but luckily, it never got the chance to come inside. “I could’ve died, there’s no doubt in my mind. Thankfully, that’s not the case,” said James Stone, a 52-year-old father of three. One day last November, Stone started feeling sick and began vomiting, but he chalked it up [Continue Reading]

Who says healthy can’t be tasty? Spice things up with Mexican Quinoa.

It’s #FoodieFriday around here at Memorial Hermann!  In honor of February and Heart Month, we’re continuing our tradition of blog posts featuring heart-healthy recipes created by our affiliated chefs and dietitians.  This week’s creation features the protein-packed grain, quinoa (keen wah).  With a rich, nutty flavor, this grain contains every amino acid and is a [Continue Reading]

Playing It Safe: A Young Dad’s Close Call with Death

Although Micah Bodine didn’t realize it at the time,  the warning sign he experienced at an August Houston Astros game may have saved his life. “I was leaving the game with my daughters and I couldn’t make it to the car without stopping to catch my breath. I’d been dealing with heart issues over the [Continue Reading]