• THE NEXT FIRST in Cardiovascular Discovery will happen here.

    Some of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind have been made right here at Texas Heart Institute. Learn more about our history of firsts.

  • 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. View our current clinical trials.

  • Straight Talk from Dr. Stephanie

    Every 4 minutes, somebody in the U.S. dies of a stroke. In honor of May being National Stroke Awareness Month, Dr. Stephanie Coulter dedicated the latest issue of Straight Talk to understanding the signs of stroke, why you should care and what you can control to help prevent a stroke from occurring.

  • Message From THI Board of Trustees

    Our Perspective

    I write to share with you the Texas Heart Institute Board of Trustees’ perspective regarding the recent articles published in the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica about Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and the announcement by the hospital to suspend the heart transplant program while it conducts an internal review. The Board of Trustees wants to provide you a clear explanation of the mission and role of THI.

    Message From THI Board

  • From the THI Board of Trustees

    Leading Pediatric Heart Surgeon, Dr. Charles D. Fraser, Jr., Joins Texas Heart Institute Board

    Officials at the Texas Heart Institute (THI) announced today the appointment of a longstanding member of the THI family, Charles Fraser, Jr., MD, to its Board of Trustees.

  • Summer Updates

    WomenHeart Houston Support Group Meeting

    Texas Heart Institute – a proud member of WomenHeart’s National Hospital Alliance program – has partnered with WomenHeart to support women cardiac patients by serving as the host site for the WomenHeart Houston chapter’s support group meetings. Meetings are free of charge and open to all, regardless of where treatment is received. Next Meeting August 8!

  • Upcoming Events

    Texas Heart Institute CME Symposia

    Our Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) has been recognized as an accredited provider for over 35 years, and was recently awarded Accreditation with Commendation. We provide several comprehensive and innovative CME activities throughout the year, including conferences and symposia. Register for one of our upcoming offerings.

Next First in Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatments

Texas Heart Institute’s Electrophysiology Clinical Research & Innovations department (ECRI) is pioneering some of the most ground breaking cardiac arrhythmias research and management today in collaboration with institutions across the US. With a history of firsts in man devices, the next first in cardiac arrhythmia treatments is already happening at the Texas Heart Institute.

Our History

A History of Firsts.

Check out more of our history.

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Latest News at The Institute

Leading Pediatric Heart Surgeon, Dr. Charles D. Fraser, Jr., Joins Texas Heart Institute Board

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Officials at the Texas Heart Institute (THI) announced today the appointment of a longstanding member of the...

Published in Scientific REPORTS (2018) Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Atherosclerotic Plaque at Clinically Relevant Field Strengths (1T) by Targeting the Integrin α4β1. Woodside DG, Tanifum EA, Ghaghada KB, Biediger RJ, Caivano AR, Starosolski ZA, Khounlo S, Bhayana S, Abbasi S, Craft JW Jr, Maxwell DS, Patel C, Stupin IV, Bakthavatsalam D, Market RV, Willerson JT, Dixon RAF, Vanderslice P, Annapragada AV. Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 27;8(1):3733.

THI Researchers Introduce Method for Earlier Identification of Patients at High Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke Due to Inflamed Arterial Plaque

Researchers in the Department of Molecular Cardiology at the Texas Heart Institute (THI), in collaboration with investigators at Texas Children’s...

Texas Heart Institute Board Names New Medical Director

Houston, TX (April 19, 2018) – Emerson C. Perin, MD, PhD, has been appointed the new Medical Director of Texas Heart...