Dance Instructor Faces Death and Lives to Teach Another Day

For three hours, physicians and nurses rotated in and out of the operating room performing CPR on William Ashworth, shocking him 54 times to keep him alive. Once they were able to restart his heart, Ashworth would spend another 20 days in a coma, beginning at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and then transferring via [Continue Reading]

Chest pain, an octopus and a broken heart

In 1990, Japanese researchers identified a temporary condition in which patients experienced the same symptoms as a heart attack, including chest pain and shortness of breath, but tests turned up no evidence of blockages even though the patients’ electrocardiograms mimicked the abnormalities seen in heart attacks. Even more bizarre, doctors noticed that these patients each [Continue Reading]

Wondering what to give your sweetie for Valentine’s Day? Try this heart-healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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.  With Valentine’s Day fast approaching,  check out this Chocolate Chip & Almond Avocado Cookie recipe for a sweet and healthy treat you can make for [Continue Reading]

LA Surgeon Finds Relief from AFib in Houston

Over a two-year span, Steve’s atrial fibrillation – the chief cause of erratic heartbeats – rose in frequency until it was constant. “It took the wind out of my sails,” the 60-year-old surgeon says.  “I took action mainly because I wasn’t able to exercise.”  After researching his options, the California resident chose to fly to [Continue Reading]

Gearing up for kickoff? Here’s a heart-healthy dip that’s sure to score with family & friends.

It’s #FoodieFriday around here at Memorial Hermann!  We’re kicking off February and Heart Month by continuing our tradition of blog posts featuring heart-healthy recipes created by our affiliated chefs and dietitians.  With one of the biggest football-watching, dip-consuming days of the year fast approaching,  see why this heart-healthy Spinach Dip is sure to be a [Continue Reading]

Women and Heart Disease: What You Should Know

Many of you might be seeing red tomorrow but don’t worry, it’s for a good cause. Friday, Feb. 3 is “Go Red for Women” day across the United States. While many traditionally associate heart attack and heart disease with men, the statistics paint a different picture. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, not [Continue Reading]