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DaniSczerowski's Story

Patient Experiences Crippling Anxiety After Cardiac Event

On a hot summer day in 2019, 52-year-old Danielle Sczerowski was driving to work, just like she did every day. Her commute on this particular day, however, was far from routine. Suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her chest and began to sweat.

FMD

FMD: A Hidden Blood Vessel Disease That Strikes Middle-Aged Women

A disease of the blood vessels that most often affects middle-aged women can increase risk of heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. But until recently, the disease was not well-known – even among physicians.

Abraham smiles from his hospital bed

New High-Density Grid Mapping Catheter Locates Origin of Fast Heart Rate

Dr. Chris Snyder, Dr. Walter Hoyt and their entire team with the Congenital Heart Collaborative at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital performed a procedure on Abraham‘s heart using a new high-density grid mapping catheter.

Contessa on horseback

How a Panic Attack Saved One Woman's Life

Contessa assumed she was having a panic attack when she felt her heart racing, but her upper extremity blood pressure came back in the upper 180s. Her condition was so severe that she was treated almost immediately in the cath lab at UH Rainbow.

Baby Eliza shows off her UH ID badge

Newborn With Single Ventricle Thrives With Expert Care

Eliza was diagnosed with double inlet left ventricle, or single ventricle, at 19 weeks gestation during a routine ultrasound.

Abbey on the beach

Cardioverter Defibrillator Helps Teen with Arrhythmogenic Left Ventricular Dysplasia

After Abbey was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic left ventricular dysplasia, her care team – led by Dr. Chris Snyder and Dr. Walter Hoyt – determined the best course of action would be to implant a cardioverter defibrillator.

depression

Depression: Unexpected Consequence of Heart Attack, Heart Surgery or Stroke

Studies show that up to 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression, according to the American Heart Association.

inherited cardiac abnormalities

How Your Genes Can Influence Your Heart Health

Most of us are aware that heart problems can result from lifestyle choices or medical conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. But another potential influencer on your heart health could lie in your genes.

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