Heart Health Articles

Winter Heart Health: How to Protect Yourself

Winter is a time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Just ensure that you’re not ignoring your physical and mental health while doing so. In fact, protecting your heart health is more important than ever during this time of year. The risk of heart attack...

LSU Coach Kim Mulkey Avoided Serious Heart Problems with the Help of Our Lady of the Lake Health

In May 2023, Coach Kim Mulkey was riding high after an incredible NCAA championship for the LSU Women’s Basketball team. But a hidden heart condition could have derailed all of those celebrations.What should have been a routine scan of her neck following a previous...

Strengthen Your Heart: Understanding Cardiovascular Health

Your heart works diligently to pump blood and deliver oxygen and nutrients throughout your body. Taking steps to protect your hard-working heart is key to your overall health, well-being and quality of life. Safi Haq, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon with Our Lady of...

Our Lady of Lourdes Heart Surgeon Becomes the Patient

After performing hundreds of heart valve replacements at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center and Our Lady of Lourdes Heart Hospital, renowned local heart surgeon Richard Dearman, MD, recently underwent a heart valve replacement of his own. As a cardiothoracic...