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Through the online Heart Information Center, Texas Heart Institute provides educational information related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.


Today is World Heart Day - Cut your cardiac risk

World Heart Day 2014 encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk and promote a heart-healthy planet. Start by taking stock of your heart health.

Check out our Healthy Heart Guide for exercise and diet tips to a healthier life style. Take our risk assessment and find out how your heart measures up. Learn more about Women’s Heart Health from Dr. Stephanie Coulter.  Have a question about cardiovascular disease?  Ask a THI doctor now.  

Encourage your friends and family to take healthy steps to cut their cardiac risk.


Clinical trials for patients with Peripheral Arterial or Vascular Disease

Information about peripheral artery disease (PAD)

The Stem Cell Center of the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas is actively screening patients for a clinical study investigating the effects of injecting bone marrow derived stem cells directly into the leg muscle of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Learn more about Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
PAD (Peripheral Aterial Disease)

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) affects between 8 million and 10 million Americans. It develops when arteries in your legs become clogged with plaque—fatty deposits that limit blood flow. It can limit your mobility, lead to leg amputation, and put you at greater risk for having a heart attack or stroke.

Your risks of developing PAD increase if you: Are over 50. Smoke or used to smoke. Have diabetes.
Have high blood pressure. Have high blood cholesterol. Have a personal history of vascular disease, heart attack, or stroke. Are African American.

Learn more about peripheral arterial disease and discuss your risks with your doctor. Early detection and treatment make a difference.

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