Heart Disease

Healthy Talks from the Heart

February is American Heart Month – How’s Your Heart? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Harris County and the rest of the country.  In 2020, about one in every five deaths were attributed to heart disease in the United States.  Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce the risk of heart disease. February is American Hearth Month and Harris County Public Health (HCPH) joins forces with agencies across the country to remind […]

What’s the Real Heartbreaker? Cardiovascular Disease

Author: Rohan Wagle, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiology, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Katy It may not come as a surprise that a leading cause of death among adults in the United States is cardiovascular disease. What may be surprising, however, is that women are twice as likely as men to die from a heart attack after being hospitalized. Studies show that when questioned about cardiovascular disease, female respondents did not correctly identify the warning signs of a heart […]

6th Annual Graeme’s Run: 5K and 1 Mile Walk

On December 18, 2012, after a very healthy pregnancy, our son, Graeme, was born. We had an emergency delivery after the doctor detected his heart rate in the 70s at my 34 week appointment. He was diagnosed with Double Outlet Right Ventricle, Malposed Great Vessels, VSD, Coarctation of the Aorta, Straddling Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve Hypoplasia, and Complete Heart Block. He was rushed to the Texas Medical Center where he underwent a coarctation repair, a […]

Master Wellness Volunteer Program: 2017 Series

The Master Wellness Volunteer (MWV) program is an engaging 4 day series, designed to provide participants with 40 hours of research -based education, delivered through engaging and interactive workshops. The training topics are: nutrition, dietary guidelines, food safety, heart disease, diabetes, healthy lifestyle choices, adult and child health and much more. MWV is ideal for individuals in organizations interested in living healthier lives and positively impacting their families, churches, communities, and worksites to educate and […]