June 5, 2014Stem Cells: Men vs Women
Dr. Doris Taylor and her research team at Texas Heart Institute are looking at differences between men and women's stem cells. Women's stem cells seem to have advantages. See more at KPRC-TV Channel 2 Houston
May 27, 2014
Read Food Labels Correctly to Lower Heart Disease Risk, Physician Says
In an interview with the health and medical information site WebMD, cardiologist Mehdi Razavi, MD, says food labels can be your biggest friend or your worst enemy. While food labels contain useful information that can help you take charge of your health, they can also be confusing and even misleading if you don't know how to properly interpret the information they provide. To view tips and become food-label "savvy," visit Texas Heart Institute's Facebook site or Web MD.
May 12, 2014Texas A&M Students Place Second in Bioengineering Contest with Help from THI Physician
Surgeon Reflects on Distinguished Career
In a May 12 Houston Chronicle feature article, Texas Heart Institute surgeon Dr. O.H. "Bud" Frazier, who holds the record for performing more heart transplants than any other surgeon in the world, discusses his 30 years of work to develop heart-assist devices such as the continuous-flow pump. Frazier's contributions will be celebrated May 15 at a fundraiser for Texas Heart Institute and CHI St. Luke's Health at the St. Regis Houston. View a video of Frazier's career which debuts at the event. May 7, 2014
A team of Texas A&M University biomedical engineering students, mentored and advised by Dr. Mehdi Razavi, director of Electrophysiology Clinical Research at Texas Heart Institute, took second place in the university's annual Engineering Projects Showcase. Dr. Razavi's team was recognized for its invention of a small, electronic, early-detection device to alert congestive heart failure patients about fluid build-up in their lungs so they can seek treatment before the condition warrants hospitalization. Read more about the device here.
May 7, 2014
Surgeon's Contributions Highlighted
Texas Heart Institute surgeon Dr. O.H. "Bud" Frazier is profiled in the cover story for the Texas Medical Center Corporation's magazine, TMC Pulse. Read more on Texas Heart Institute's Facebook site.
May 6, 2014
THI Physician Helps Women Detect Heart Disease
Stephanie Coulter, MD, director of Texas Heart Institute's Center for Women's Heart and Vascular Health, is featured in a Houston Chronicle article that provides women with tips on how to recognize the signs or symptoms of heart disease. Sixty-three percent of women who die from a heart attack never experienced symptoms, according the article, which appeared in the Chronicle's Health Zone section.
April 28, 2014
Surgeon's Career Celebrated
Frazier Holds World Record for Heart Transplants, LVADs
Texas Heart Institute surgeon Dr. O.H. "Bud" Frazier, who has performed more heart transplants and left ventricular assist device implantations that any other surgeon in the world, was honored at an April 17 dinner attended by Houston's medical and community leaders. View photos and read more about the event at CultureMap.
April 16, 2014
THI Researcher on Team that Transplants Regenerated Esophagus
Dr. Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at Texas Heart Institute, is on an international team of scientists that today announced success in transplanting an esophagus grown from stem cells in the lab. Read more about this milestone here and in BioNews Texas.
April 8, 2014
Rice Business Plan Competition spotlight: Startup works to heal hearts
Dr. Mehdi Razavi, a physician at the Texas Heart Institute, started working with Rice students on how to use a new fiber technology to help treat heart conditions.Houston Business Journal
April 4, 2014
Today Marks 45th Anniversary of First Total Artificial Heart Implantation
Forty-five years ago today, Texas Heart Institute founder Dr. Denton A. Cooleyperformed the world's first full artificial heart implantation in a human patient. Read more in the Houston Chronicle.
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