• THI Today

    Texas Heart Institute Ray C. Fish Award Ceremony

    Harvard Professor, Christine Edry Seidman, MD, was the 40th and the very first woman recipient of Texas Heart Institute’s highest honor presented at THI’s annual Texas Update in Cardiovascular Medicine Symposium in the Texas Heart Institute Ansary Atrium.

    Award Presentation with President Emeritus, Dr. James T. Willerson 

  • THI Today

    New Video! Dr. Krajcer & Dr. Razavi Discuss New Technologies

    In Episode 13 of the Texas Heart Institute (THI) Education Series, Innovative Technologies & Techniques, Dr. Zvonimir Krajcer and Dr. Mehdi Razavi discuss the latest advances in diagnosis and prevention of vascular complications. Read More & Watch Video



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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

    App Store for iPhone & iPad

    Google Play

    Texas Heart Institute App Clinical Research
  • 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.

Make difference with us.  Make a Donation

It Is Time to Protect Women’s Hearts (Video)

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

Join Texas Heart Institute for National Valve Disease Awareness in February 2020

“Awareness of heart valve disease is low, and because there are sometimes no symptoms, or symptoms are dismissed as signs...

Texas Heart Institute Shines at the Annual AHA Scientific Meeting

The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions were held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 16-18 to showcase the latest cutting-edge science and education...

Innovative Technologies & Techniques | The Latest Advances in Diagnosis and Prevention of Vascular Complications

In Episode 13 of the Texas Heart Institute (THI) Education Series, Innovative Technologies & Techniques, Dr. Zvonimir Krajcer and Dr. Mehdi Razavi discuss...

Hydrogels control inflammation to help healing

Rice, Texas Heart Institute scientists model how synthetic gels can tune body’s inflammatory response HOUSTON – (Dec. 16, 2019) –...

Humanity inspired by Dr. Denton Cooley

“…thanks to Dr. Cooley, humanity will continue to be inspired and take advantage of its chances until heart disease is...

Houston History Magazine Features Dr. Denton A. Cooley in Fall Milestones Issue

Houston History magazine, published by the Center for Public History at UoH, dedicated its fall issue to some of the most...

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

Dr. Bud Frazier Presents the movie Threshold (1981) at the Historic Brown Auditorium Theatre On September 15, Dr. Bud Frazier...

Dr. Stephanie Coulter is changing the landscape for women’s health

Texas Heart Institute Women’s Center Director, Dr. Stephanie Coulter, sat down with Donae Chramosta, The Contessa, for a lively discussion...

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

HOUSTON – (November 2, 2019) Texas Heart Institute (THI) was awarded a prestigious four-year, $2.39 million grant from the National Institutes...