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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the country, killing more than half a million people every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. UTHealth cardiologists are stepping up to the challenge by offering a wide range of clinical trials and innovative patient care including interventional procedures in the operating room, education about creating a healthy lifestyle and heart screenings for young athletes. Partnering with the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute and Harris Health System Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, UTHealth cardiologists bring the best of cutting-edge care to their patients.

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UTHealth's Nguyen named to ACC Surgeon's Council

Tom Nguyen, M.D., assistant professor of cardiovascular surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been appointed to the Surgeons Council of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Nguyen is a cardiovascular surgeon with the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center.

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UTHealth, Memorial Hermann perform state’s first conscious sedation TAVR procedure

A team of interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center performed Texas’ first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) under conscious sedation using the Edwards Sapien valve.

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Global cardiovascular disease focus of UTHealth’s 24th annual preventative forum

“Global Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Interventions” will be the theme of the 24th annual Preventive Cardiology Forum of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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