• 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 (Read 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

  • Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Tops U.S. News & World Report Rankings for Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery

    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

  • Honoring our Founder Dr. Denton Arthur Cooley

    101 years ago on August 22, 1920, Mary Fraley Cooley gave birth at Houston’s Baptist Hospital to a baby boy. Her obstetrician was Dr. Ernst William Bertner, one of the founders of the Texas Medical Center. Read Full Story

  • 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

  • New Documentary Chronicles the Development of the Permanent Artificial Heart

    Award-winning New York-based filmmaker Brian Schildhorn sits down with Dr. Billy Cohn to explore the history of the total artificial heart in the new documentary Permanent Artificial Hearts are Closer Than You Think.

  • Myocarditis in the Era of COVID

    Recently, a few cases of myocarditis that may be associated with COVID-19 vaccination have been reported in the medical literature. This has caused concern among the general public and some healthcare providers. However, most of that concern is unfounded. Read 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

  • A Revolutionary New Game Plan for Treating Individuals Following a Heart Attack

    Groundbreaking cardiovascular gene therapy could drastically alter the outlook for heart failure patients. Read Story

    Houston Chronicle Features THI Heart Failure Research

  • Surgeons from Around the World Crowded the Operating Room to Observe New Techniques at THI

    You may have seen the iconic photograph or painting of the crowded OR in which Dr. Cooley performed one of many masterful open-heart surgeries, but you may not be familiar with its story. Read More

  • The 2021 AATS Denton A Cooley Fellow

    The Denton A. Cooley Fellowship, which began in 2018, provides an educational experience for North American cardiothoracic surgeons who are in their final year of residency or have recently completed their residency.  Meet Michael Magarakis, MD from the University of Miami & Our Teaching Faculty
  • 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

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Cardiovascular Medicine

    The Texas Heart Institute is proud to partner with the Houston Chapter of the International Society for Endovascular Specialists (ISEVS) on a special virtual event dedicated to the latest advances in artificial intelligence for cardiovascular medicine. Watch Recording

  • 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.

  • Register Today | October 2, 2021 Women's Symposium

    11th Annual Women's Heart & Vascular Symposium

    The Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health at the Texas Heart Institute hosts an important, annual symposium to provide updates on the most current issues concerning cardiovascular disease in women. First held in 2010, this program is an accredited, full-day symposium for all healthcare providers caring for women today including; cardiologists, surgeons, obstetricians/gynecologists, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family practice, endocrinologists, nurses, and nurse practitioners about prevention, early diagnosis and treatment strategies for heart disease in women

    Register & Learn More About the Faculty

  • 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

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    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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Dr. O.H. Frazier – A True Medical Pioneer Honored

This week friends, family and colleagues honored Dr. O. H. Frazier, 2021 recipient of the prestigious Scientific Achievement Award from the American Association...

A New Documentary Chronicles the Development of the Permanent Artificial Heart

This summer, both doctors and multimedia and communications specialists at the Texas Heart Institute (THI) worked with award-winning New York-based...

Texas Heart Institute Partners with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Fifth Annual Stem Cell Policy Panel Session As Part of Ongoing Lecture Series

Moderated by the Baker Institute’s Dr. Kirstin Matthews, the 2021 Session Featured Discussion on Stem Cell Policy from THI’s Dr....

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...

Texas Heart Institute expands to Austin with an innovative educational partnership to provide advanced clinical training for future members of cardiothoracic surgical teams

Texas Heart Institute, Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin partner to launch innovative educational program for training the...

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...

THI team Heart Makers Earn Firsts at BioHouston event

“THI and the Heart Makers” Take First at BioHouston Event

BioHouston held it’s 15th Annual Chili Cook-off at the Bayou City Event Center last week, and a team of THI researchers...