Search our website Find job opportunies at THI and St. Luke's Find a doctor location and contact information
About UsResearchEducationCommunity Outreach & Heart HealthPatient CareSupport Us
News and Publications
James T. Willerson, MD
  Back to previous page

Stay Connected
Subscribe to our newsletter. Please leave this field empty
Click here to make a donation.

 Heart to Heart banner

October 2, 2014
With gratitude and excitement, I am happy to report that ExxonMobil announced today some generous grants to the Texas Heart Institute (THI), The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital that will help energize research and improved care and prevention for cardiovascular disease, cancer and children’s health issues

September 3, 2014
Dr. Edward T.H. Yeh leads a team of researchers who have discovered a mechanism causing sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the most common cause of premature death in epilepsy patients.

August 27, 2014
Three of THI’s world-class researchers were recognized for their innovation and dedication to changing the lives of others.

July 28, 2014
Two of THI’s world-class researchers recently garnered outside recognition with awards for their innovation and dedication. A third has received a grant as part of an international team seeking to unlock one of cardiovascular disease’s perplexing genetic mysteries.

February 7, 2014
Leslie Stahl sits down for CBS's 60 Minutes program to visit with THI's  Dr. Doris Taylor.

January 31, 2014 
We are now entering February, American Heart Month. It is the time of year, of course, that we all focus on cardiovascular disease and prevention.

December 19, 2013 
THI and St. Luke’s Medical Center are one of America’s “100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs". May your holidays be as bright as those of Jimmey Holmes, a patient who shares his remarkable and joyous story in this brief, inspirational video.

November 26, 2013 
We are thankful for your support allowing us to advance cardiovascular disease treatments. Learn about regenerative medicine, tracking stem cells, mechanical heart assist devices and more.

August 12, 2013 
New Structural Heart Disease Program to be directed by Dr. Guilherme Silva. Emerging subspecialty addresses issues that impede proper functioning of heart and blood flow.

July 16, 2013 
A perspective on our 23rd year of being ranked in the Top Ten for Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

July 3, 2013  
Looking closely at stem cells at the genetic level reveals clues to their regenerative capacity. Current research holds promise for building new heart muscle tissue.

May 15, 2013 
Dr. Joseph S. Coselli elected vice president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS).

March 26, 2013
The Wall Street Journal and International Innovation report on many cutting-edge advances THI is making in the battle against cardiovascular disease, and THI sponsors The Manzano Mile.

February 14, 2013 
Dr. William E. "Billy" Cohn named a finalist for the 2013 Edison Awards, which recognize people who "remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity."

January 29, 2013 
As we approach February (American Heart Month), and Wear Red Day this Friday, I am very pleased to call your attention to several good news stories.

January 14, 2013  
Every war produces heroes. The war on cardiovascular disease is no exception. To its gallery of heroes I now submit Linda and Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and their family.

December 20, 2012
With an attitude of gratitude - we thank you and wish you the happiest of holidays. And we're proud to share the news of THI's designation as the Biorepository Core Lab for adult stem cells.

December 12, 2012 
A thank you from the heart of Rebecca Trahan and an invitation to join WomenHeart Houston, a new support group.

November 20, 2012
Grateful for the support that allows THI to continue with research breakthroughs and educational enhancements, we wish all a Happy Thanksgiving.

November 5, 2012
Texas Medical Center’s new CEO, Dr. Robert C. Robbins, appointed Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery and a Senior Research Scientist at the Texas Heart Institute.

October 31, 2012
Research breakthroughs garner attention for Center for Coronary Artery Anomalies, and work done by Dr. Edward T. H. Yeh and a team of scientists in discovering a key link between a widely used chemo-therapy drug that often leads to heart failure in cancer patients.

October 16, 2012
In Memoriam: Dr. S. Ward Casscells

September 13, 2012
THI's 50th Anniversary Gala features special guests including silver medalist Leo Manzano. Dining for a cause at Landry's.

July 25, 2012 
Texas Heart Institute team recently discovered a new way to convert human skin cells from an individual into beating heart muscle cells.

July 17, 2012  
Today's good news:  For the 22nd consecutive year, THI has been ranked among the top 10 heart centers in the country.

July 11, 2012
Olympic athlete Leo Manzano partners with THI as ambassador for heart health.

June 6, 2012  
A story of two hearts, a father and a son. Meet Albert and Brian Benoit and hear their remarkable story. Happy Fathers' Day indeed. Also learn about a new center of excellence for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery; partnering with the WomenHeart national coalition; and looking forward to the 50th Anniversary celebration on September 18.

May 10, 2012
Mother's Day is a good time to send heart-healthy wishes to all moms (with e-cards) and to provide them with prevention strategies from the Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health. In other news: Dr. Razavi teams up with Rice University students to tackle a surgical challenge and Houston MRI Screening Study makes great progress.

April 25, 2012
The story of the development of a total artificial heart at THI by Dr. Bud Frazier and Dr. Billy Cohn is featured in the film, "Heart Stop Beating."

March 28, 2012
Houston Has Heart! From April 15 through 30, dine at some of Houston's finest restaurants to help support THI.
• Promising news from stem cell studies gives hope to patients with severe heart failure. 

February 8, 2012
THI celebrates Heart Month with our community partners, H-E-B and Shipley Do-Nuts. Attend a health fair on Feb. 11 at the Bunker Hill H-E-B and purchase a special baked do-nut from Shipley during February. 

February 1, 2012
If you are a woman, your chances of dying from heart and vascular disease are nearly 1 in 2. February is American Heart Month, and Friday, Feb. 3rd  is National Wear Red Day. Attention is focused on heart disease as the number one killer – of both men and women. Take steps to beat the odds.

January 26, 2012
World-renowned cell-therapy researcher, Doris Taylor, PhD, joins Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's. We believe regenerative medicine is one of the critical pathways to the future of fighting cardiovascular disease, and some of our best scientists/physicians are in the field.

January 19, 2012
The Center for Heart Valve Disease, under the direction of Dr. Blase Carabello, focuses on meeting the growing challenges of valvular heart disease, estimated to currently affect 5 million Americans. 

We are saving hearts and trees. Heart to Heart is sent via e-mail and available to read online at Please use the form located on this page to sign up to receive e-communications from Texas Heart Institute.

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to us on YouTube Find Us on Flicikr Follow Us on Pinterest Add us on Google+ Find us on LinkedIn 

Please contact our Webmaster with questions or comments.
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
© Copyright Texas Heart Institute
All rights reserved.