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Erika's Story - Congestive Heart Failure at 29

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Erika was just 29 years-old when she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Nearly a year after the birth of her first child, she began to experience shortness of breath along with other concerning symptoms. As her health began to deteriorate, she was immediately referred to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, where she was treated by interventional cardiologist Manu Pillai, M.D. and cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, Naveed Saqib, M.D., along with a comprehensive team of nurses and affiliated physicians. While in the hospital, the intensive care unit nurses organized her son's 1st birthday party, so the young mother would not miss the once-in-a-lifetime moment. Erika is now back with her family and on her road to recovery. Physicians continue to monitor her closely, and thanks to an advanced technology called the "Life Vest", she will receive a lifesaving shock should her heart ever stop unexpectedly. Show less
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ACL Surgery Live Tweet Play

On October 23, 2013, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute produced a live twittercast of ACL surgery. Dr. Walt Lowe, head team physician for the Houston Rockets and Houston Texans, performed the patellar tendon reconstruction. Watch videos from the live tweet, see the live Q&A with physicians and watch tips from Russ Paine, PT on physical therapy after ACL reconstruction surgery.

Heart Health Play

At Memorial Hermann, affiliated physicians and surgeons perform more than 50,000 heart procedures annually. In fact, more than 50 percent of Houston's heart care specialists are on active staff at Memorial Hermann hospitals.

As a result, patients have access to the complete range of cardiac treatments, from interventional cardiology to electrophysiology and complex robotic-assisted procedures.

Comprehensive heart care programs include disease management, a certified network of chest pain centers, and the latest in heart and vascular surgery. More patients trust their hearts to Memorial Hermann than any other hospital in the greater Houston area.
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