• Thinking Differently to Advance Women’s Health

    Dr. Stephanie Coulter joined Rishabh Kothari on the talk show “Thinking Different,” which aired live from Rice University’s radio station KTRU 96.1 FM. Dr. Coulter discusses the THI’s community alliances promoting health, disease prevention, and improving access to medicine for all women. Listen to Show

  • 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.  Our History of Firsts.

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  • A Memorable Match Day at Texas Heart Institute

    The Texas Heart Institute (THI), Cardiovascular Disease at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center honors the legacy of Dr. Denton A. Cooley by supporting the education and research missions of THI.  Meet the Fellows

  • A Small-Town Girl with A Whole Lot of Passion Prepares for Medical Mission to Colombia

    School of Perfusion Technology student, Leslie Gonzalez, was awarded the Perfusion Without Borders scholarship and will travel to Medellin to volunteer in February of 2020 Learn More

  • 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.

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    Life Imitates Art

    Dr. Bud Frazier and friends behind the scenes discussion of the total artificial heart and Threshold 1981 at the MFAH  Watch Video

  • Innovative Technologies & Techniques

    THI experts explore promising technologies and techniques for treating complex heart and vascular conditions to improve outcomes. Video
  • Texas Heart Institute App Clinical Research

    THI Launches App to Engage and Educate the Community

    Stay up to date on the latest heart topics, news, features, videos, and events! Learn More

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  • THI Today

    A Physician Entrepreneur and Pioneer Inventor

    HOUSTON, TEXAS – (December 3, 2019) Texas Heart Institute Director Mehdi Razavi, MD, has been elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Learn More

  • THI Online Video Educational Series

    Innovative Technologies & Techniques

    Texas Heart Institute explores promising technologies and techniques aimed to improve procedural outcomes and extend the life of patients around the world. Watch Episodes

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

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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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.

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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 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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Life Imitates Art: A Behind the Scenes Discussion of the Total Artificial Heart and Threshold (1981)

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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...

Texas Heart Institute Receives Prestigious Federal Grant to Develop a Wireless and Leadless Pacemaker System

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HOUSTON – (Oct. 21, 2019) – Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia in humans. This condition increases the...