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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 surgeon Tom Nguyen, M.D., named to HBJ’s 40 Under 40

Tom Nguyen, M.D., assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery and co-director of the Structural Heart and Valve Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been named to the 2014 Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40.

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Breinholt named director of UTHealth pediatric cardiology

John P. Breinholt, M.D., has been named the director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

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UTHealth heart patient able to live life again

Gladys Harvey, 61, had already survived two open heart surgeries. She carried a pacemaker in her chest and was on continuous oxygen. So when it became apparent that she needed a repair for a leaky mitral valve, which was allowing blood to flow dangerously from the heart back into her lungs instead of forward into the body, cardiovascular surgeons advised against open heart surgery.

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