• 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. Read our Annual Report

  • Honors Summit, Symposium & Fellows Graduation May 17

    THI will host several commencement events on Friday, May 17, including the Honors Summit and Igor F. Palacios, MD Distinguished Lectureship in Cardiology. Founded by the THI Cardiac Society, the annual symposium promotes excellence in cardiology care through continued education and fellowship. Learn More/Register

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Upcoming Events

    Honoring 50 Years of Firsts

    Pioneers Unplugged: Space and Medicine Exploration into the Unknown

    On Friday June 7, THI will host a special afternoon session to honor the 50th Anniversary of the World’s First Total Artificial Heart with a presentation from Special Guest Colonel Jack Lousma, Former NASA Astronaut “Pushing the Boundaries of Exploration for Innovation: Our Parallel Journeys as Pioneers” O.H. Frazier, MD will deliver this year’s keynote “Commemorating Dr. Denton A. Cooley. A special discussion will follow with Dr. Bud Frazier and Astronaut Col. Lousma and Col. Lousma’s daughter and Texas Medical Center veteran Mary Cohn (moderator), “Pioneers Unplugged: Space and Medicine Exploration into the Unknown”  Learn More/Register

    Colonel Jack Lousma and daughter Mary Cohn
  • 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

  • Upcoming Events

    Texas Heart Institute Honors Summit and Igor F. Palacios, MD Distinguished Lectureship in Cardiology

    THI will host several commencement events on Friday, May 17, including the Texas Heart Institute Honors Summit and Igor F. Palacios, MD Distinguished Lectureship in Cardiology. Founded by the THI Cardiac Society, the annual symposium unites current and former cardiology fellows, faculty and alumni and promotes excellence in cardiology care through continued education and fellowship. Learn More/Register

  • 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 (THI) is pioneering some of the most groundbreaking 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 THI.

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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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.

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