TTUHSC El Paso Hosts Online Heart Health Q&A

Last week, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) held its latest session of The Exam Room, a Facebook Live Q&A that invites the community to listen in and pose health questions to faculty health care professionals.

TTUHSC El Paso President and Dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., hosted the session. Dr. Lange, who is also a practicing cardiologist, took questions from viewers on a number of heart health topics, including: new blood pressure guidelines, the effects of energy drinks on the heart, the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and a recent study suggesting that dog owners have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

More about Dr. Lange:

Dr. Lange earned his M.D. from UT Southwestern Medical School and completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Over his career as an educator, researcher and administrator, he has held the positions of director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the Rapoport Center for Cardiovascular Research at UT Southwestern; chief of clinical cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital; and chair of medicine and educational programs at UTHSC at San Antonio.

Dr. Lange’s research interests include ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease and congenital heart disease. He was recently named to Texas Monthly’s list of “Super Doctors” and has hosted a popular weekly podcast through Johns Hopkins Medicine’s PodMed program. Dr. Lange joined TTUHSC El Paso in 2014.

Watch a recap of The Exam Room, below: (Video begins at 5:32)