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]

Traveling Halfway Around the World for Lifesaving Treatments in Houston

With some of the nation’s best hospitals, surgeons and rehabilitation facilities, Houstonians may take for granted the specialized medical care provided across the Bayou City and its surrounding communities. It’s a level of care that inspires people from all over the world to travel here. Haya, a native of Kuwait, is living testimony to that. “I [Continue Reading]

Katy Man Beats the Odds to Survive a Deadly Cardiac One-Two Punch

Lancy Mulkey is lucky to be alive after surviving both a heart attack and cardiac arrest in the same day. It’s the type of one-two punch that physicians say has a high risk of death or neurologic damage, if survived. Mulkey’s brush with death happened back in January; he admits he ignored the signs of [Continue Reading]