When Heart Arrhythmia Disrupts Your Life

By Lindsey Klingensmith For more than half his life, David Lawrence, now 57, has been living with a heart arrhythmia called Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). Simply put, SVT is a faster-than-normal heart rhythm that begins in the heart’s upper two chambers.  Symptoms can include heart palpitations, chest pain, fainting, fatigue, lightheadedness and sweating. Beginning at Age 26 [Continue Reading]

Heart Patient Celebrates His Third Birthday by Visiting the Staff who Saved His Life

By Evan Koch When Ian Sisco returned to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in 2018, his latest visit stood in stark contrast to his first one back in 2015. When Ian was less than one day old, he was transported to the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by Memorial Hermann Life Flight®. Ten days later, [Continue Reading]

Does Your Teen Have High Blood Pressure? You Might Be Surprised.

Nearly 800,000 more teens in the United States should be reclassified as having hypertension, according to a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study. This can be alarming news for both parents and teens. Hypertension, the medical term for chronically high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for stroke and heart [Continue Reading]

Baby Beau is Healthy at Home Thanks to a Novel, Whole-Hearted Surgical Approach

Beau Wyble was where he should be on a Friday night—at home with his parents, Jessica and Andrew Wyble, and his big sister. He was eating and sleeping like most other three-and-a-half-month-olds. Just four days earlier, Beau had made Texas state medical history of sorts when the fingertip-sized hole in his tiny heart was closed [Continue Reading]

A Special Father’s Day for a Dad Who Survived a Widowmaker

Bobby Galvan only remembers collapsing and later waking up  at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. The 50-year-old father of two had suffered a massive heart attack while  doing yard work. “I would consider myself a pretty active person,” said Galvan. “Leading up to the heart attack, I don’t remember feeling any of the warning signs.” [Continue Reading]

Waking Up After 33 Days in a Coma

It was a busy day at the convenience store where Kyung Lee works. As usual, familiar customers came in and out of the store, filling up their tanks and paying for their midday snacks. Little did Kyung know those same customers would help save his life. “I don’t remember much once I fell,” said Kyung, [Continue Reading]