The Heart Beat

The Heart Beat: What's Next for XN Health?

Texas Heart Institute’s original series, The Heart Beat, is filmed in the historic THI TV studio and across the labs and clinics. Join The Heart Beat Host Maya Pomroy as she explores medical innovations with THI’s Keri Sprung and the doctors, scientists, and engineers discovering The Next First medical breakthroughs that are redefining heart care and health.

Reimagining the Future of Cardiovascular Health

Host Maya Pomroy sits down with Texas Heart Institute CEO & President, Joseph G. Rogers to highlight the most recent projects and innovations in development at THI.

Inside Texas Heart Institute’s Biomedical Engineering Student Internships

Host Maya Pomroy interviews student scholars in several THI laboratories exploring biomedical engineering projects with THI’s physicians and scientists.

Dr. Joseph G. Rogers, THI President and CEO Vision for the Future

THI’s new President and CEO Dr. Joseph G. Rogers sits down with host Maya Pomroy to unveil the renewed mission at the Texas Heart Institute. He shares his vision for the Institute to build on the legacies of Dr. Denton A. Cooley and his peers to deliver the future of cardiovascular health and care.

Student Scholars Recap Their Summer Experiences

Interns from the Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health and the Visual Communications Department at THI recap their summer experience.

Creativity & Innovation in the THI Idea Lab

THI Innovative Device & Engineering Applications lab is where creativity meets innovation.  The team is creating new ideas, imaginations and possibilities to transform heart health and introduce new and effective solutions into the healthcare market.

Genetic Testing Uncovers Surprising Diagnosis After Childbirth

Maya Pomroy interviews Texas Heart Institute’s Dr. Stephanie Coulter, and Scarlett Hankey, a young mother of two who discovered after giving birth to her second child she had been living with a serious heart condition without even knowing it.

Bench to Bedside Medicine

Maya Pomroy sits down with Vice President for Research Darren Woodside to talk about how Texas Heart Institute is unraveling the mysteries of medicine and ushering in new hope for patients with promising bench to bedside research.

Medicine Through the Lens of a Microscope

Maya Pomroy sits down with Molecular Scientist and Vice President, Dr. Darren Woodside to discuss how cardiovascular research is leading to promising innovation for vaccines and cell therapies.

The Journey of Cells to Medicine

Maya Pomroy sits down with Medical Director, Dr. Emerson Perin to discuss THI’s journey to bring cell therapies to patients.

Student Interns Explore Molecular Cardiology at THI

Maya Pomroy sits down with THI Director of Biology Dr. Peter Vanderslice, and two summer students from the Texas Heart Institute Molecular Cardiology Lab.

Social Determinants of Health

Maya Pomroy sits down with CEO & President Dr. Joseph Rogers to discuss heart health today.



The Heart Beat: Inventors & Innovators Tackle an Emerging Critical Care Challenge

Elizabeth Jaworski, Ph.D., and Lance Black, MD discuss their recent collaboration with Dr. Mehdi Razavi, TMC Innovation, and THI’s Electrophysiology Clinical Research and Innovations team and their invention aimed to help rehabilitate patients after lifesaving mechanical ventilation.

Protection Against Ventilator-Induced Diaphragmatic Dysfunction (VIDD)

Within three days of mechanical ventilation, 50% of a patient’s muscle mass deteriorates. XN Health is perfecting a new approach to tackle this health challenge now and for years to come.

What’s Next for XN Health?

In the last episode in The Heart Beat series featuring Elizabeth Jaworski, Ph.D., and Lance Black, MD, host Maya Pomroy discusses their collaboration with Dr. Mehdi RazaviTMC Innovation, and THI’s Electrophysiology Clinical Research and Innovations team. The episode highlights the pathway to the clinic and many partnerships and funding sources required to propel inventions and innovations forward.