• 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.

    Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

  • Dr. Stephanie Reviews Catheter Ablation Procedures for Treating Atrial Fibrillation in the latest edition of Straight Talk

    When medications or other interventions to control an irregular heart rhythm don’t work, catheter ablation may be an option your doctor suggests.  Learn More in the latest Straight Talk by Dr. Stephanie

     

  • Innovative Technologies & Techniques

    Texas Heart Institute’s experts explore promising technologies and techniques aimed to improve procedural outcomes and extend the life of patients around the world.  Video Playlist
  • Texas Heart Institute App Clinical Research

    New! Texas Heart Institute App

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

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  • New Discovery at Texas Heart Institute and Rice targets the number one cause of sudden death

    Ventricular arrhythmia is the number one cause of sudden death in the United States and many developing countries around the world.  A new discovery by Dr. Mehdi Razavi and colleagues at Rice University could one day be used instead of a drug to treat them.  Thread-like fiber stitched into heart could be answer to arrythmias

  • THI Annual Report

    Our focus and resolve are as strong as they have been at any time in our proud history. We are deeply grateful for the decades of support from our local, national, and global community. THE NEXT FIRST in Cardiovascular Discovery is happening here .  Read Our Annual Report

  • 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

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  • Texas Heart Institute Helps Make A Young Woman’s Dream Come True

    Texas Heart Institute partnered with Make a Wish Foundation of New Jersey to help make a young woman’s wish come true. Watch this inspiring video to learn more about Micaela’s visit with some of the world’s best in cardiothoracic science!

  • This Week at THI

    “Thinking Different" KTRU 96.1 FM Radio

    Dr. Mehdi Razavi will be the first guest on a new talk show “Thinking Different,” which will air live from Rice University’s radio station KTRU 96.1 FM at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

    The new radio show, hosted by Rishabh Kothari, will speak with leaders in the Houston community who are identifying and tackling important problems in unique ways. Learn More

  • Straight Talk By Dr. Stephanie

    Catheter Ablation Procedure for Treating Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib)

    Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive, low-risk surgical option to treat patients with symptomatic, irregular heartbeat by destroying (ablating) the heart cells that are sending an irregular signal. Although it is not the primary choice of treatment for arrhythmia, it can be effective if medications or other interventions to control an irregular heart rhythm don’t work. Read the latest Straight Talk by Dr. Stephanie

  • Over 1000 topics in Spanish & English

    Introducing the New 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 new app to stay up to date on the latest heart topics, news, features, videos, and events.  Learn More

    Download the Free App Today!

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  • Second Chances

    A Houston Gospel Singer Celebrates Life

    A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) allowed Otis Wimberly’s his failing heart and body to grow stronger and healthier before the stress of a transplant surgery. It was exactly what Otis needed before his heart completely stopped. Today he is preparing to sing at Jazz Fest in New Orleans with his family and celebrating life. Read Full Story

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  • Message from Our Board Chair

    Annual Report 2018

    Our focus and resolve are as strong as they have been at any time in our proud history and we are laying the foundation for a promising future for patients suffering from cardiovascular disease.  As we look ahead to another year of tremendous growth at THI, we continue to uphold the strong culture cultivated by Dr. Denton A. Cooley.  Read Our 2018 Annual Report

  • Celebrating 50 Years of Firsts

    Honoring our Founder

    Texas Heart Institute founder Dr. Denton A. Cooley performed the world’s first total artificial heart implant on April 4, 1969. The patient lived for nearly three days until a human heart was available for transplant. This was one of the most significant medical milestones for patients awaiting a new heart and paved the way for mechanical devices to be used as a bridge to transplant.  Learn More

  • 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.

  • Upcoming Events

    WomenHeart Houston Support Group

    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. Learn More

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.

Know Your Numbers

Tools + Calculators

Risk assessments are used to determine your likelihood of developing disease in the future. 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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Global Outreach

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Will conductive threads save your life?

Texas Medical Center News Editor, Maggie Galehouse, interviewed THI’s Dr. Mehdi Razavi, and Rice University’s Matteo Pasquali about their conductive threads that could soon...

New insights into the healing capacity of the heart

HOUSTON – (Sept. 25, 2019) – A group of researchers at the Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine and the...

Texas Heart Institute Launches App Developed with AT&T

Houston, Texas – (September 24, 2019)  The Texas Heart Institute (THI) has furthered its global commitment to increasing awareness of...

Innovative Technologies & Techniques | The Latest Advances in Endovascular Repair of Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (ATAA)

In a new episode of the THI Educational Series Innovative Technologies & Techniques, Zvonimir Krajcer, MD and Ourania Preventza, MD discuss...

Dr. Briana Costello discusses why she pursued an interventional cardiology fellowship

In a recent interview, Texas Heart Institute Interventional Cardiology Fellow, Dr. Briana Costello discusses why she chose to become an interventional...

Houston’s First Teen Science Café Network Welcomes THI Doctors & Engineers

Dr. Mehdi Razavi and his research engineers, Mathews John and Dr. Allison Post, were invited to lead Houston’s first Inside, the Café at the Houston...