July 19, 2014 5:26 PM
LAFAYETTE - Only eleven months after the sudden and untimely death of their Joe, the family of Joseph "Joe Joe" Meyer will hear their son's heart beat for the first time. They will also meet the recipient of his kidneys and pancreas. On August 19, 2013, Jacobi Carter received Joe's... more »
November 12, 2013 10:51 AM
We all know about the importance of health screenings, like women over the age of 40 getting mammograms and men between the age of 40 and 75 having PSA tests. But what about having your cholesterol checked and monitoring your blood pressure? Cardiologist Dr. Vernon Valentino says, according to the... more »
February 6, 2012 9:53 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - On Valentine's Day, New Orleans surgeons will fix a hole in the heart of a 4-year-old girl from the Philippines. Dr. Joseph Caspi will lead a volunteer team in the operation at Children's Hospital to repair the hole between the two top chambers of the child's... more »
February 6, 2012 12:04 AM
Lafayette General honored a Lafayette woman with the Making a Difference award for going above and beyond, giving life saving CPR to a jogger who had collapsed. Monday, January 9th started as any other day for Gary Dodson. He went to work and then around 11:30 went home for lunch... more »
August 1, 2011 1:29 AM
When you are a child suffering from a serious illness, sometimes you have to miss out on the fun things in life like simply playing with others kids your age.
One summer camp in Acadia Parish gives children a place to do just that. "I've had two heart surgeries... more »
April 10, 2011 12:03 AM
More than 1,000 people are now certified heart-starters.
The 11th annual "Be a Heart Starter By-Stander CPR Training Event" was held on Saturday, and KATC'S Chris Welty was there. "He stopped breathing and he was diagnosed with having sleep apnea."
Jan Wyatt, says she was petrified the night... more »
April 9, 2011 7:26 PM
More than one thousand people are now certified "Heart-Starters."
The 11th annual "Be a Heart Starter bystander CPR Training Event" was held Saturday at the Cajundome. The free event was organized by the Acadiana Medical Community, and participants learned lifesaving techniques to help make Acadiana a safer place to... more »
April 6, 2011 9:24 AM
The "You Gotta Move" message is not only for adults. It's for children as well. The rates are alarmingly high... one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. A booklet compiled by the American Heart Association uncovers some startling realities.
There are many reasons and... more »
March 3, 2011 9:52 AM
BIG NEWS: There will be a networking social for You Gotta Move Goes Red participants on Friday, March 18th from 5:30 until 7 at Heart Hospital of Lafayette. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and find out how your fellow participants are doing. Dieticians, trainers and health... more »
February 27, 2011 1:46 AM
An arrest in a recent hate crime at a Lafayette church.
Now there was vandalism Saturday morning at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, but two weeks ago---just half-a-mile away at Saint John's Baptist Church, similar vandalism. Derogatory words were painted on the outside of the church and threatening... more »
February 26, 2011 3:36 PM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and School on Surrey Street in Lafayette was vandalized overnight. Police say numerous derogatory words were painted on the buildings and sidewalks (left) in the complex and a threatening note was also found. Church personnel believe the vandalism happened between 6:30 pm on Friday... more »
February 23, 2011 9:03 AM
The "forbidden 5" is now down to 3! Remember, the forbidden five foods were those that people have a tendency to be sensitive to. As we add these foods back in, our coach Dawn Foreman says watch for an overall bloating, fatigue between meals and an increased craving for sugar.... more »
February 9, 2011 9:25 AM
You Gotta Move Goes Red is well into its second week. I found out that Lafayette Consolidated Government offers some great options to help you move! Director of Parks and Recreation Gerald Boudreaux says the programs and parks are a commitment on the part of the government to help people... more »
January 28, 2011 11:15 AM
Remember, if you'd like to sign up for support or emails, shoot us a message at email@example.com . I was so excited to see so many people at Heart Hospital of Lafayette this morning for the screening event in advance of the You Gotta Move Goes Red kickoff! Even if... more »
January 25, 2011 11:30 AM
Congratulations on your decision to participate in the You Gotta Move Goes Red Program. Over the next 12 weeks, you will discover how your body responds to foods, establish healthy eating and exercise habits that will last a lifetime and get results! Each week you will find your success, nutrition... more »
January 19, 2011 9:27 AM
A healthy weight and a healthy heart go hand in hand, but getting to a healthy weight can be a challenge. KATC's Tracy Wirtz visited with trainer and dietician Dawn Foreman who has designed a 12-week program that is basically a blueprint for jump-starting your weight-loss efforts and helping you... more »
November 24, 2010 10:13 AM
When you are talking about heart health, your goal for moving should be 150 total minutes of moderate exercise per week. We've been introducing you to some interesting ways to move, and this week, KATC's Tracy Wirtz is moving to the beat. It's basically aerobics and incorporating the rhythm of... more »
November 10, 2010 10:17 AM
Whether your goal is to get heart-healthy or to lighten your load, you gotta move! It's not often the words "exercise" and "fun" happen in the same sentence, but I found one workout where these two things happen in the same circle. It's called Hoopercize. It's aerobic exercise with an... more »
October 4, 2010 9:31 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary School will be having a BBQ fundraiser on October 16th from 11am - 2pm. They will be selling BBQ chicken dinners.
For more information call, 337-235-7843 or visit, ihmlafayette.com
September 22, 2010 4:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of older Americans who need new heart valves but are too frail to survive the surgery might soon get a chance at an easier option - a way to thread in an artificial aortic valve without cracking their chests. The aortic valve is the heart's main... more »
September 21, 2010 6:51 PM
Hunter Henry looks like any ordinary five year old---but he is far from typical. Hunter was born with only half of his heart working.
His sister, Kacy Henry, said "I'd always wanted a sibling and I got one. Then five days later we found out that he needed to... more »
July 14, 2010 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he underwent heart surgery last week and is recuperating. In a statement, Cheney said he had been experiencing increasing congestive heart failure and after consultations with his doctors, he had received an implantable pump to improve heart function. He said the... more »
May 10, 2010 11:44 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Barbara Walters says she will have surgery later this week to replace a faulty heart valve. The television legend made the announcement Monday on ABC's "The View." Walters said she's known about her condition for a while and thought the time was right for the surgery... more »
February 18, 2010 12:30 PM
Lafayette, Louisiana - February 18, 2010 - The Board of Pastors for St. Thomas More Catholic High School has named Audrey C. Menard as the new Principal of the school effective July 1.
Rev. Louis J. Richard, Chancellor of St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette and Pastor... more »
February 15, 2010 1:47 PM
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so for "Heart Month" find out your family history-- it could save your life.
One heart surgery patient at Heart Hospital of Lafayette, Francis "Jeb" Guidry, says his family has "the Guidry heart"-- a history of serious heart... more »
February 8, 2010 1:30 PM
Heart attack patients are getting help in half the time it took before, thanks to the latest wireless technology. Time was wasted in the past while getting to the hospital and figuring out what to do once the patient arrived.
For week 2 of "Heart Month" KATC learned about... more »
February 1, 2010 1:25 PM
Proper food shopping is one of the most important ways to get heart healthy. February 1st kicks off heart month, so KATC started out by learning how to get the right groceries from Heart Hospital dietitian Claudia Neef.
Firstly, shop in the right order. Spend the majority of time... more »
November 24, 2009 3:04 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The federal government has intervened in a civil lawsuit against a Lafayette cardiologist convicted of charges he performed medically unnecessary heart procedures. Dr. Mehmood Patel was sentenced in June to 10 years in prison for his conviction on 51 counts of health care fraud. He is... more »