Cardiovascular Disease

a doctor speaks to a patient.

UT Health San Antonio to open new multispecialty care facility this fall

April 6, 2021

UT Health San Antonio is expanding its health care footprint with the opening of UT Health De Zavala, a new multispecialty health facility near I-10 and 1604.

San Antonio Express-News: New invention by San Antonio scientist could be a ‘game changer’ in lifesaving heart transplants

March 15, 2021

The San Antonio Express-News story is about a medical device called VP.S Encore that was invented by Leon Bunegin, Department of Anesthesiology, for human heart preservation and transport. Read the story.

Voice of America: Here’s what doctors know about how COVID-19 impacts the body

March 9, 2021

Drs. Allen Anderson and Madesh Muniswamy, Cardiology, contributed to this piece in Voice of America about how COVID-19 impacts the body’s vital organs and has long-term effects. Read the story.

KSAT 12: Medina ISD police chief urges others not to gamble with their health after suffering heart attack, dying for 15 minutes

March 1, 2021

Dr. Dawn Hui, Cardiothoracic Surgery, was a part of this very personal and timely story about Medina ISD police chief, Abel Devora, who suffered a massive heart attack one year ago. Dr. Hui was the physician who treated Mr. Devora, and says the chief’s recovery is pretty remarkable. Read and watch the story.

San Antonio Woman: Women’s Cardiovascular Health

February 24, 2021

Sonja Brune, Cardiology, Acute-Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Heart Failure Nurse, explained the importance of women playing an advocacy role in their prevention and treatment of heart disease and stresses the importance of having a primary care provider. Read the story.

KSAT 12: How COVID-19 is causing scary heart incidents among children

February 8, 2021

Dr. Elaine Maldonado, Pediatrics, shared with KSAT 12 audiences that nearly all instances of chest pain or palpitations in children are not cardiac-related; most are a byproduct of the stress children feel from the pandemic. Read and watch the story.