AUSTIN (KXAN) - Heart disease is the nation's number one killer and nearly 30 percent of Central Texas deaths are attributed to the disease.
But there's a new procedure called 'Keyhole Surgery' that can get you back to normal in ten days.
We sat down with Kendra Thomsen with Scott and White Hospital in Round Rock to talk about this new innovative surgery. Thomsen said it's called a 'Keyhole' because they use a small incision in the ribs instead of going through the sternum, which is a far more invasive procedure.
Thomsen: "The advantage of that is that you will have a far quicker recovery, shorter hospital stay, decreased loss in wages and a smaller risk for infection."
The traditional heart surgery also has a much longer recovery period too: from 6 up to 12 weeks.
For more information on this new type of heart surgery check out Scott and White's website.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.