• THI/Rice Advances to the National Championship

    Threadlike, conductive, carbon nanotube fibers may someday be used to restore electrical function damaged hearts. The promising discovery is competing for the #StatMadness Championship for the title of Best Innovation in Science & Medicine.  Learn More

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  • Special Video Education Series

    In response to the evolving pandemic, the Texas Heart Institute (THI) is dedicating its education series, Innovative Technologies & Techniques, to provide an online educational forum for discussing emerging topics related to preparing for and taking care of all patients being treated for COVID-19.  Learn More

     

  • COVID-19 and Potential Effects on the Heart & Vascular System

    In a new article published in JAMA Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute doctors review the available literature on coronaviruses and their known effects on the cardiovascular system.  Learn More

  • What does coronavirus mean for heart patients?

    Like the flu, the coronavirus mainly affects the respiratory system. Any time this system is compromised, the heart can be negatively impacted. Learn 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

  • 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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  • THE NEXT FIRST in Cardiovascular Discovery is happening here.

    Researchers at Texas Heart Institute (THI) and UCLA used their innovative pacing system to reveal the ability to provide synchronized biventricular pacing to a human-sized heart. Learn More

     

  • A New Decade of Innovation to Advance Heart Health and Medicine

    Dr. Mehdi Razavi’s shares insight on the innovation happening today at the intersection of education, medicine, public health, and technology on Thinking Different (Courtesy Rice KTRU). 

  • 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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    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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  • We Made It to the STAT Madness Championship Round

    It’s THI/Rice vs MIT for Best Innovation in Science & Medicine STAT Madness 2020

    A Texas Heart Institute and Rice University discovery competed against 64 universities and institutions in STAT Madness. The competition is down to TWO teams and THI/Rice could win with your votes.  Learn More about the scientific innovation

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  • 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 over the next 60 days (until April 1, 2020).

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  • THI Today

    Houston Matters Emphasizes Heart Health on Presidents Day

    Listen to Dr. Stephanie Coulter on Houston Public Radio HoustonMatters recorded on President’s Day from the University of Houston campus online of 88.7.

    Listen to the Heart Health Segment at 31:10 -42:11

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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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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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Doctors successfully synchronize both sides of the heart with promising new wirelessly powered, leadless pacemaker

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