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Methodist Hospital still celebrates tap-dancing grandmother after special heart procedure

Two years ago, Jeanne Froman, a then 93-years-young active grandmother, tap-danced her way into the hearts of caregivers at Methodist Hospital when she underwent a minimally invasive heart procedure designed for older, high-risk patients. Fast forward two years later, caregivers at the HCA Healthcare affiliate in San Antonio are returning the favor with a surprise…
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Medical City Dallas care team gives 99-year-old surprise birthday party after life-saving treatment

It isn’t everyday someone turns 99 years old. And the caregivers at Medical City Dallas wanted to make sure this nonagenarian received a gift and a birthday party she wouldn’t forget. Dorothy Lowman was told her condition, severe aortic stenosis – a valve disease that restricts blood flow from the heart to the rest of…
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Cholesterol numbers are in! Here’s what you should know.

U.S. President Donald Trump recently underwent his first physical exam since taking office and was declared in excellent overall health by the White House physician. Despite a clean bill of health, it also was noted that the President has a history of elevated cholesterol numbers, prompting HCA Today to dig further into the common condition.…
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Stroke patient thanks care team for saving her during Hurricane Irma

Even with a hurricane bearing down on her home, Jackie Evans wasn’t worried about her health. She certainly wasn’t thinking about a trip to the hospital. She took care of friends who were sheltering with her, and went to bed feeling fine. When she woke up a few hours later, she couldn’t talk or move.…
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On the Clock: Surviving “the widowmaker” and Heart Attacks 101

Interventional Cardiologist Randy Goodroe says patients are getting treatment much quicker for heart attacks now than ever before. So the once grim reality of suffering from “the widowmaker” – a heart attack that results in immediate death – has become somewhat of a misnomer. “The widowmaker occurs when the left anterior descending artery, the most…
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