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UT Health East Texas has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

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Caregivers at UT Health Tyler recently celebrated the 250th TAVR procedure at the hospital

UT Health Tyler recently completed its 250th TAVR procedure, marking a milestone for the groundbreaking procedure.

 

Transcatheter aortic valve...

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Dr. Robert Carney and Dr. David Hector, board-certified cardiologists at Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants (CVC), have returned to Henderson to provide cardiology related services to the community in conjunction with the UT Health East Texas Heart and Vascular Institute.

 

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Men’s Hearing Health

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and a great time to shed light on factors that can lead to hearing loss and signs that hearing aids are needed.

 

Job occupation can be a significant reason for hearing loss. Occupations such as firefighters, police officers, construction...

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Having high blood sugar over months and years can damage your blood vessels and nerves, leading to heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease and foot problems. Another complication of diabetes - which affects about 50 percent of men with diabetes - is impotence. Physical, hormonal and emotional factors contribute to impotence, also called erectile dysfunction.

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In August 2020, Meagan Doran got the news that no one wants to hear, “You have cancer.” Meagan was only 36 years old and a mother of two young children. She had a significant family history of cancer, so she knew there was a chance she could experience it one day, but hearing those words is something you can never prepare for.

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When a person is experiencing a stroke, receiving the best care quickly is essential in preventing lasting damage and providing the best chance for recovery. UT Health Tyler is designated a comprehensive stroke center by The Joint Commission. That means we offer the highest level of stroke care available, and we are able to treat the most complex stroke cases.

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When thinking of a transformation, we think of something being changed until it is no longer the same. In order to achieve your best heart health, your lifestyle must transform. Often, this includes changing how active you are, what you eat, and how you cope with stress. It may seem overwhelming at first, but UT Health East Texas cardiac rehabilitation is here to help you along the way.

 

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What is cardiac rehabilitation?
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised and individualized program designed to improve cardiovascular health in those who’ve experienced a heart attack, heart failure and angioplasty or heart surgery.

The program consists of 36, one-hour sessions that span about three months. During that time, we have the privilege of knowing our...

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Stroke remains the leading cause of death among all Americans, with more than 795,000 people in the United States experiencing a stroke annually. Many risk factors of stroke can be treated, modified or controlled; however, some cannot.

These are called controllable vs. uncontrollable risk factors:

Controllable Risk Factors

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Heart disease
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