Cardiovascular Disease

News 4: Flying can be low risk if passengers avoid one temptation

December 28, 2020

Dr. Anthony Hartzler, General and Hospital Medicine, commented to News 4 San Antonio regarding the importance of mask wearing when flying, when 6-foot distancing is not being maintained, as even a sophisticated ventilation system may not prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you take off your mask; Dr. Hartzler emphasized that COVID is primarily transmitted […]

Texas Standard: Ask a doctor: How promising are the COVID-19 vaccines, and how many people need to get one?

December 8, 2020

Dr. Fred Campbell, General and Hospital Medicine, spoke to listeners of Texas Standard’s Ask a Doctor, a Texas Public Radio show that is produced in the state capital to air on public radio stations statewide including San Antonio, KUT Austin, KERA North Texas and Houston Public Media. Dr. Campgell discussed several topics including why flu […]

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Can a statin maintain the health of adults 75 and older?

November 20, 2020

PREVENTABLE clinical trial at UT Health San Antonio recruiting 450 volunteers.

U.S. News & World Report: AHA News: Cardiac Arrest Deaths Are Rising – Especially Among Younger Black Adults

November 11, 2020

Dr. Anas Al Zubaidi, a research fellow, is a lead investigator on a study that shows the number of people dying from cardiac arrests is climbing and the greatest increase is among young Black adults. Read more.

San Antonio Express-News: Commentary: Suffering a heart attack and seeking treatment during COVID

November 2, 2020

Dr. Cindy Sickora, School of Nursing, and Dr. Dawn Hui, Cardiothoracic Surgery, are mentioned in this San Antonio Express-News-published opinion piece by State Representative Ray Lopez who shares his experience seeking treatment for a heart attack during COVID. Read the commentary.

National Geographic: ‘Super antigens’ tied to mysterious COVID-19 syndrome in children

October 22, 2020

Dr. Alvaro Moreira, Neonatology, is quoted in this National Geographic story regarding a study by his team on “super antigens” that are tied to a mysterious COVID-19 syndrome in children, following the coronavirus inhabiting the gut; see link at “early signs” in the third paragraph. Read the story.