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Special Anniversary Issue
The Past 50 Years of Cardiovascular Surgery
by Denton A. Cooley, MD and O. H. Frazier, MD

CHI St. Luke's Health 
Why trust your heart to anyone else? 

Why trust your heart to anyone else?

Texas Heart Institute (THI) at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center offers a full range of specialty heart programs through our clinical partnership with CHI St. Luke’s Health. Led by THI founder, president emeritus, and cardiovascular surgeon Denton A. Cooley, and by THI president and cardiologist James T. Willerson, the Institute's expert heart doctors are leaders in their fields with more experience and procedures performed than at any other institution.

First Accredited Heart Failure Institute in TexasPatients and their families benefit from our world-class excellence in improving patient care, education (Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is a leading teaching hospital), and research (world leaders in developing heart disease treatments with medical management, interventional cardiology, minimally invasive surgery, transplantation, mechanical assist devices, artificial hearts, stem cells, gene therapy and regenerative medicine). With these resources, our specialists work together as a team, providing the latest technology and treatment options available.

Our Heart Failure Treatment Program includes Transplant and Heart Assist Device (VAD or Ventricular Assist Device) Programs which are world famous for treating heart failure. More heart transplants and assist device (like the Heartmate II developed at THI) procedures have been performed here than at any other medical center or hospital in the world. 

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Heart failure treatment information:


LVAD PROGRAM 832-355-2285, toll free at 877-685-0361

HEART TRANSPLANT PROGRAM 832-355-2285, International: 832-355-3350

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