• Give, Collaborate, and Celebrate Generosity

    The Texas Heart Institute joins organizations and people doing good around the world in Giving Tuesday. Whether it is giving time, donations, or the power of voice in the community, we thank you. Every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. Share your heart on #givingtuesday2021 

    Reimagining the Future of Cardiovascular Health


  • THI Presents Paradigm-Shifting Heart Failure Therapy Research at the American Heart Association Annual Meeting

    HOUSTON, TX (November 14, 2021) – Dr. Emerson Perin presented cell therapy research findings at the American Heart Association 2021 Scientific Sessions.  Learn More

  • THI Perfusion Student Gives Back

    Texas Heart Institute (THI) School of Perfusion Technology student Frances Lewis has been awarded this year’s Perfusion Without Borders (PWOB) scholarship. Learn More

  • THE NEXT FIRST in Cardiovascular Discovery is happening here.

    Some of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind have been made right here at Texas Heart Institute.  Learn More

  • Life-Saving Medical Devices : From Concept to Clinical Use

    Clinical observations at the patient’s bedside fuel new ideas back to the bench where they are translated into new innovations to improve patient care. With this “bedside to bench to bedside” approach, clinicians and scientists at the Texas Heart Institute are pushing new boundaries and shortening the timeline for bringing life-saving medical devices from concept to clinical use. Read More

  • Today on The Heart Beat...

    President and CEO, Dr. Joseph G. Rogers, unveils THI’s new mission and vision to deliver the future of cardiovascular health Watch Interview

  • Texas Heart Announces New President of Its Clinical Practice

    Dr. Eduardo Hernandez takes on top leadership role at the Texas Heart Medical Group Read More

  • Help in a Heartbeat? THI App Ranks in the Top 10 for Coronary Heart Disease Mobile Health Applications

    First ever study of mobile health apps for coronary heart disease ranks the THI App developed in partnership with AT&T #7 overall.  Learn More

  • New Study Outlines Additional Reasons for Optimism Related to Heart Regeneration

    On the heels of a related publication on cardiomyocyte renewal following a heart attack, Dr. Jim Martin and the team report new progress toward healing damaged hearts in a peer-reviewed journal from the American Heart Association. Read More

  • Training the Next Generation of Cardiac Specialist

    Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine surgeon Dr. Ourania Preventza and colleagues examine  the representation of women and racial and ethnic minorities among trainees in cardiothoracic surgery. Read More

  • Texas Heart Institute Welcomes Randa S. Safady, PhD to the Board of Trustees

    Safady currently serves the thirteen universities and their owned or affiliated hospitals within The University of Texas System – the largest public education, research, and healthcare system in Texas. Learn More

  • Houston’s Highest-Ranking Center for Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report

    Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center ranked 13th in the nation among Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery hospitals, making it the highest-ranking heart care center in Houston by U.S. News & World ReportRead More

  • Texas Heart Institute Journal: Volume 48, Issue 3

    We are excited to share a new issue of the Texas Heart Institute Journal, now available online. A Review of the Cardiac and Cardiovascular Effects of COVID-19 in Adults and Children, Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Reopened Debate, and more…   Read Issue

  • THI Heart Beat

    Dr. Peter Vanderslice, and two summer students from the Texas Heart Institute Molecular Cardiology Research sit down with Maya Pomroy to discuss their summer experience in the labs. Watch Video

  • Heart Healthy for a Healthy Body

    There is no doubt that diet plays a major role in overall cardiovascular health, but each person’s goals and starting place are different.  Which diet should you consider trying? Which should you avoid?

    11 Diets Reviewed

  • Clinical Trials at Texas Heart Institute

    Our physicians and researchers are dedicated to improving patient care for those suffering from heart disease, and the clinical trials underway at THI are vital to advancing the development of new medicines and therapies.

  • Imagine what we can do together…

    Reimagining the Future of Health

    Donor support is a critical component of our mission to deliver the future of cardiovascular health. Consider including the Texas Heart Institute in your end-of-year giving plan. The future of THI is built on decades of cardiovascular firsts—imagine what we can do together in the decades to come.  Learn More


  • Commitment to Quality

    Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Receive Houston’s First American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Certification

    Experts at Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center have earned a prestigious American College of Cardiology accreditation as a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) Center of Excellence,  the first program in Houston to be recognized for this level of quality and clinical outcomes. Read More

  • A Year for Fellowship, Engagement, and Growth

    Annual Report

    In a year where collaboration seemed impossible, our teams engineered new ways to work together, and internal and external partnerships reached new heights. Our researchers used small molecule drugs, gene therapy, and stem cell technologies to target an assortment of cardiovascular diseases. Read the 2020 Annual Report

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  • In the News

    Harnessing hydrogels to fine-tune the body’s inflammatory response

    Rice University partnered with the Texas Heart Institute (THI) to define the body’s response to their injectable hydrogels that are showing promise for  wound healing, drug delivery and treating cancer. Dr. Darren Woodside, THI Vice President for Research, said the hydrogels could make the body’s immune system more effective at fighting cancerous tumors. Watch News Story

  • THI Today

    Advancing Our Mission to Improve Patient Care

    “In the spirit of the Cooley legacy, we are joining together as a body of clinicians, surgeons, and scientists with a unified ethos to take Dr. Cooley’s core mission far into the 21st Century.” – Emerson Perin, MD, PhD Medical Director

    Learn More

  • THI Today

    Texas Heart Institute Professional Staff Applications

    The Texas Heart Institute is now accepting applications for the THI Professional Staff. The credentialing process will remain open to all interested.

    Apply for THI Pro Staff

  • The Next First

    Texas Heart Institute Discovery to Enhance the Immune System Moves Closer to Clinical Testing

    THI invention has the potential to augment the body’s immune responses and may have important and timely applications for solid tumors and vaccines in development for at-risk elderly patients. Learn More

  • Over 1000 topics in Spanish & English

    The Latest Heart News in the Texas Heart Institute App

    Texas Heart Institute is committed to educating the global community about the importance of heart health and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease. Download the free app to stay up to date on the latest heart topics, news, features, videos, and events.  Learn More

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THE NEXT FIRST in Cardiovascular Discovery is happening here.

Texas Heart Institute’s renowned physicians, scientists, and engineers are working tirelessly to unfold the origins of disease and identify the underlying causes of cardiovascular conditions to develop more effective and less invasive treatments.  Through innovative and progressive programs in research, education, and improved patient care, we will reduce the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease.

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Learn more below about the most critical numbers that impact your personal health and help your doctor assess your risk for both heart disease and stroke. Calculate Your BMI, Heart Health Tips,and more…
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Frequently Asked Patient Questions, located in the Heart Information Center, is a searchable tool that provides answers to thousands of commonly asked questions.

Latest News at The Institute

Reimagining the Future of Cardiovascular Health

When Dr. Denton Cooley and his colleagues founded the Texas Heart Institute (THI), it was with the firm belief that excellence in...

The Heart Beat: A Focus on the Social Determinants of Health

In our special Thanksgiving Holiday episode of The Heart Beat, Host Maya Pomroy and THI CEO and President Dr. Joseph G....

THI Perfusion Student Wins Prestigious Perfusion Without Borders Scholarship

Texas Heart Institute (THI) School of Perfusion Technology student Frances Lewis has been awarded this year’s Perfusion Without Borders (PWOB)...

Texas Heart Announces New President of Its Clinical Practice, the Texas Heart Medical Group (THMG)


The Heart Beat: Creativity & Innovation in the THI IDEA Lab

The THI Innovative Device & Engineering Applications lab (IDEA Lab)  is where creativity meets innovation.  As seen here on Episode...

Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Receive Houston’s First American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Certification

Experts at Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center have earned a prestigious American College of Cardiology accreditation...

Could a Simple Pill Make Vaccines Work Better?

Texas Heart Institute, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), and 7 Hills Pharma Pioneer Significant Vaccine Research   HOUSTON, TX...

Texas Heart Institute Journal: Volume 48, Issue 3

We are excited to share a new issue of the Texas Heart Institute Journal, now available online. The Texas Heart Institute Journal is a...

Drug Development and Discovery features Dr. Peter Vanderslice

The May issue of Drug Development and Discovery featured research by Dr. Peter Vanderslice, Director of Biology in the THI...