• 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. Read the THI Annual Report

  • 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 February 25 for a special virtual event dedicated to the latest advances in artificial intelligence for cardiovascular medicine. Learn More

  • A Simple, Custom, Fixture to Study Cardiac Ablation Challenges

    THI physician-scientists and biomedical engineers published a study in the Journal of Cardiovascular Physiology detailing their custom benchtop system for evaluating ablation procedures. Learn More

  • Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. John Norman

    Dr. Cooley met Dr. Norman on an airplane from Moscow to Paris. By the time they had landed, Cooley had invited Norman to join him in Houston. Read 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

  • New Issue: Texas Heart Institute Journal

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


  • Celebrate the New Year in Style and in Health

    With the New Year around the corner, medical professionals and health advocates around the globe weigh in on creative ways to establish healthier habits in 2021.
    Read Story

  • 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

    Learn More

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  • New! CME/MOC On-Demand: Cardiology in the Time of Covid-19

    In response to the evolving pandemic, THI launched an online educational forum, Cardiology in the Time of COVID-19, to create a forum for discussing emerging topics related to the current COVID-19 and cardiovascular care. Learn More

  • THI Journal Special Section Women

    Relevant, women-focused research and current insights for all medical professionals caring for women today from  Dr. Stephanie Coulter and invited leaders on their fields. 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

  • 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.

  • 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


  • It’s a Wrap…

    Elnita McClain Women’s Center Virtual Go Red: Beyond the Red Dress 2021

    The Elnita McClain Women’s Center virtual Go Red: Going Beyond the Red Dress event had over 200 attendees, proving that even though we may be apart physically, we can still be inspired to promote healthy lifestyles for our families and communities. The Texas Heart Institute was proud to help produce this Zoom event in collaboration with the Center’s newly appointed Executive Director Rose Broome and her Board of Directors, as well as the African Methodist Episcopal Church 10th District’s Bishop Vashti McKenzie and Supervisor Dr. Stan McKenzie.

    Watch the Recording

  • 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

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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.

    Apply for THI Pro Staff

  • 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

  • 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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