Houston Heart Care Blog | Memorial Katy Cardiology Associates

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Stay Connected with your MKC Cardiologist

By Orville Caval on Apr 3, 2020 10:30:00 AM

A note for patients of Memorial Katy Cardiology Associates

To our Patients and Families,

Thank you for continuing to trust Memorial Katy Cardiology Associates to care for you and your loved ones. Your health and the health of our community is our highest priority during these uncertain times. We are reaching out to let you know that the MKC team are here to support you and your family during these uncertain times and to provide uninterrupted heart care.

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Implications of COVID-19 on our Cardiology Patients & How we Practice

By Orville Caval on Mar 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Researchers are learning more about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it has on those infected by the virus and the general public. The leading health organizations are urging people to practice social distancing, especially those who are considered as high-risk to stay at home to reduce their chances of potential exposure COVID-19.

...we are mindful that the response to COVID-19 can jeopardize prompt care for non-COVID-19 patients with cardiovascular conditions...

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The WATCHMAN Device: An Alternative Treatment to Blood Thinners

By Orville Caval on Feb 18, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Atrial fibrillation is a turbulent rhythm of the upper chambers of the heart called the atria. It is the most common heart rhythm disorder, affecting more than 2.7 million people in the United States.

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Celebrate American Heart Month Together: Join the #OurHearts Movement

By Orville Caval on Feb 14, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we're more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others. 

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2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (health.gov)

By Orville Caval on Feb 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Every five years since 1980, a new edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published. Its goal is to make recommendations about the components of a healthy and nutritionally adequate diet to help promote health and prevent chronic diseases for current and future generations. Although many of its recommendations have remained relatively regular over time, the Dietary Guidelines have evolved as scientific knowledge has grown. These advancements have provided a greater understanding of, and focus on, the importance of healthy eating patterns, and how foods and beverages act synergistically to affect health. Therefore, healthy eating patterns are a focus of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.

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