• THE NEXT FIRST in Cardiovascular Discovery is happening here.

    Texas Heart Institute Welcomes New President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Joseph G. Rogers  Learn More

  • The Heart Beat: Bench to Bedside Medicine at THI

    Maya Pomroy sits does with Vice President for Research Darren Woodside to talk about how Texas Heart Institute is unraveling the mysteries of medicine and ushering in new hope for patients with promising bench to bedside research. Learn More

  • A Year for Fellowship, Engagement, and Growth

    From effective treatments and smaller, less invasive devices for treating patients with heart failure and life-threatening arrhythmias to molecular-based drugs for enhancing therapeutics, THI is pushing the boundaries of discovery to tackle the most challenging problems in cardiovascular medicine today.

    Explore our new Digital Annual Report or read the report in a Flipbook or Mobile/Tablet view.

     

  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month THI

    Join us for Virtual and In-Person Fitness Sessions Alongside a Month-Long Social Media Portion

    In recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month THI is participating in a multi-faceted campaign that is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness and to emphasize the importance of keeping heart health top of mind. Each of the eight sessions will be free and open to the public.

    Read Press Release

    Official Campaign Page

  • A New Hybrid Treatment Option for Long-standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

    Long-standing persistent Afib patients have been waiting for a breakthrough treatment to become a tangible reality. A new hybrid treatment for patients with the most advanced stages of atrial fibrillation may be a game-changer. Read More

  • Texas Heart Institute Journal: Dr. Zvonimir Krajcer Assumes Role of Editor-in-Chief

    The Texas Heart Institute (THI) is proud to announce Dr. Zvonomir Krajcer has officially assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Heart Institute Journal, a peer-reviewed journal published by THI as part of its medical education program. Read More

  • 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

  • Texas Heart Institute Bud Frazier

    Dr. O.H. Frazier To Receive 2021 AATS Scientific Achievement Award

    Established in 1994, the Award serves to honor individuals who have achieved scientific contributions in the field of thoracic surgery worthy of the highest recognition that the Association can bestow. Previous Houston recipients include Dr. Michael DeBakey (1999) and Dr. Denton Cooley (2000). 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

  • Texas Heart Institute Perfusion Student to Take Part in Cutting-Edge New Partnership

    Beginning this month, a new collaboration between Dell Children’s, UT Health Austin, and the Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion Technology will provide a clinical rotation for student perfusionists. THI perfusion student Guian Mirabueno will be THI’s first participant in the innovative clinical educational program. Learn More

  • 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

  • New Issue: Texas Heart Institute Journal

    The new issue of the Texas Heart Institute Journal is now available online.  Learn More

     

  • Texas Heart Institute Opens Its Clinical Cardiology Practice

    “Texas Heart Medical Group will tap into Texas Heart Institute’s long-standing and relentless pursuit of excellence that began with the historic breakthroughs under Dr. Cooley’s leadership and vision.” Eric D. Wade, Board Chair

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  • 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.

  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    Accel Texas Heart Challenge in Partnership with Memorial Park Conservancy

    Join us for Virtual and In-Person Fitness Sessions Alongside a Month-Long Social Media Portion

    In recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month THI is participating in a multi-faceted campaign that is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness and to emphasize the importance of keeping heart health top of mind. Each of the eight sessions will be free and open to the public.

    Read Press Release

    Official Campaign Page

  • 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

  • A Year for Fellowship, Engagement, and Growth

    2020 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

     

  • 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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    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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