Cardiology Grand Rounds Archives

Since our founding by Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962, THI has remained dedicated to improving the standard of care through education and research. To enhance the didactic learning experience of our local, national and global network, Cardiology Grand Rounds presentations are recorded and offered as non-CME accredited, enduring education through the THI Library & Learning Resource Center and online in the Grand Rounds Archives. Visit our Grand Rounds Photo Gallery

Cell Therapy for Heart Failure: Are We There Yet?

THI Medical Director, Emerson Perin, MD, PhD, has built an internationally recognized preclinical and clinical stem cell research program and has contributed to important discoveries and advancements in interventional cardiology. Dr. Perin has led clinical trials focused on improving the treatment of heart failure, heart attacks, refractory angina, and peripheral arterial disease. He has also served as the Principal Investigator in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network, which is a national research consortium funded by the NHLBI.

Chronic venous insufficiency: The forgotten part of circulation

Zvonimir Krajcer, MD is a member of Texas Heart Institute’s Professional Staff Leadership team and serves as the Director or Peripheral Vascular Disease. His leadership and commitment to important international research and education collaborations is impacting the care of patients suffering from vascular diseases worldwide. He us an internationally recognized pioneer in his field and serves as the President of the International Society for Endovascular Specialists dedicated to the advancement of vascular and endovascular therapies.

Non-compaction left ventricle: a comprehensive update

Paolo Angelini, MD

Human Cells to Human Organs: Building Solutions to CVD

Doris A. Taylor, PhD

Innovations in Clinical Care: A Clinicians Role

Dr. Mehdi Razavi provides a historical view of devices and techniques used to detect, manage and treat various cardiac arrhythmias today and reviews the current state of translational and clinical research while highlighting the next generation of innovative heart rhythm devices aimed to improve outcomes and quality of life.

CV Effects of Diabetes Medications: Lessons Learned from the Cardiovascular Outcome Trials

Dr. Darren McGuire reviews the evolution of the regulatory requirements for
 drugs for type 2 diabetes, the key findings from CV outcome trials completed to date and selected potential mechanisms underpinning beneficial effects of SGLT2 inhibitors on CV mortality and heart failure risk.

Renovations in the house of medicine: Past, present, and future

Joseph Hill, MD, PhD is the James T. Willerson, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is a distinguished cardiologist-scientist and presently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Circulation.



Preoperative planning and technical aspects of minimally invasive aortic valve surgery

Dr. Gabriel Loor received his cardiac surgical and transplant training at Cleveland Clinic, after which he spent several years at the University of Minnesota as assistant professor in cardiac surgery and director of the lung transplant program. He is committed to quality improvement and best practices to make a positive difference in patients’ lives.