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One year. 17 heart transplants. New heart transplant program has milestone year in midst of pandemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 75,000 people on the active waiting list for organs on any given day. With 11 transplant programs across the United States, HCA Healthcare is proud to help provide the gift of life through transplant medicine. Below, learn more about HCA Healthcare’s newest heart transplant…
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“Mighty Mack” reunites with her surgeon, brings awareness to congenital heart defects

Heart defects are the nation’s leading birth defect, affecting nearly 40,000 babies born each year. Thanks to advances in healthcare and the ingenuity of talented physicians, children born with congenital heart defects (CHDs) can go on to live full and healthy lives. Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week is observed annually from February 7-14, and this week…
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How heart attack symptoms show up differently in men and women

Whether you need emergency care for chest pain or long-term heart disease management, cardiovascular teams across HCA Healthcare offer comprehensive heart care.  With experts in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiovascular and vascular surgery – we’re uniting this American Heart Month to advocate cardiovascular health and raise awareness about heart disease.  According to the…
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A miracle off the court: HCA Healthcare physician performs life-saving heart procedure on former Harlem Globetrotter

Jay Middleton, a former Harlem Globetrotter, was rushed to the emergency room (ER) at affiliate Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio, Texas after experiencing severe pain and chest pressure. HCA Healthcare physician, Dr. Kim de la Cruz, knew time was of the essence and swiftly performed a complex surgery to repair Jay’s aortic dissection, which ultimately…
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HCA Healthcare nurse saves father’s life with CPR

Nurses are hailed as heroes to many, but to Gene Foussadier, his guardian angel is his daughter. When Gene suddenly went into cardiac arrest at home, Ashley Foussadier – who doubles as his daughter and a surgical trauma nurse – quickly sprang into action to save his life. Read more about Ashley’s off-duty exemplary actions…
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HCA Healthcare heals tiny hearts through hope, cutting-edge treatment

Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week is observed annually from February 7-14. Heart defects are the nation’s leading birth defect, affecting nearly 40,000 babies born each year. Thanks to advances in healthcare and the ingenuity of talented physicians, children born with congenital heart defects (CHDs) can go on to live full and healthy lives. This week…
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