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Stop Smoking to Prolong Your Life

Dr. Stephanie CoulterNo smokingSmoking damages every tissue and organ in your body. You know it, we know it, and even children know it. But still, people continue smoking. That is how addictive tobacco is.

Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. It accounts for more than 440,000 deaths a year (20% of all deaths).

Smokers have a higher risk of developing several chronic disorders including atherosclerosis, 14 different types of cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema). 

                            ---- Straight Talk from Dr. Stephanie Coulter

Clinical trials using adult stem cells


The Texas Heart Institute Stem Cell Center in Houston, Texas is actively screening eligible participants for a clinical study for patients diagnosed with heart failure

Many factors are considered before enrolling patients into a research study. To find enrollment information and answers to your questions please visit the Stem Cell Center.

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We believe informed patients make better patients. 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Millions are affected by heart disease. To help prevent the devastating toll of heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Texas Heart Institute provides educational information related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. We invite you to explore our online library of heart-health topics: Heart Information Center Index.

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