Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Mission Statement

Texas Heart Institute is a nonprofit organization. The mission of Texas Heart Institute is to reduce the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative programs in research, education and improved patient care.

The Texas Heart Institute’s Heart Information Center is a community outreach program wherein the Institute’s staff members provide patient-education information related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Terms of Use

The Texas Heart Institute website does not provide specific medical advice; rather, the site provides users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Texas Heart Institute urges you to visit a qualified doctor for diagnosis and for specific medical advice.

The information provided in this website is as is, without warranty as to completeness or accuracy, errors or omissions. Website users agree to indemnify and hold harmless Texas Heart Institute and its affiliates from any legal claims related to the use of information contained on this website.

Although Texas Heart Institute has made every effort to provide links that have as little commercial sponsorship as possible, some of the links provided may connect the user to for-profit organizations or to those that link to sites of commercial entities. Texas Heart Institute does not take any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of these sites or for any characteristics of their sponsor(s). The Texas Heart Institute website does not endorse any specific commercial products or devices contained within the site itself or within links to other organizations or commercial entities.

Privacy Policy

Texas Heart Institute honors the legal requirements of the medical/health information privacy policies that apply in Houston, Texas, USA, where the website originates.

Texas Heart Institute and its website respect the confidentiality of data relating to individual visitors to the site, including their identity. Individual visitor information is not collected, shared or distributed. Please note that aggregate data are collected and analyzed strictly for the purposes of identifying statistical information concerning site traffic, visitor demographics and pages of greatest interest. In areas of the site where users must provide personal information for registration purposes or for purchasing certain services, this personal information may be forwarded to third parties in order to fulfill these requests.

Source of Funding

The Texas Heart Institute website is not supported by advertising or commercial sponsorship, nor does it partner or have special relationships with any advertising companies. Funding is based solely on educational and research-oriented grants and the contributions of philanthropic persons and organizations.

Copyright Information

All text, graphic and multimedia content on this website © Copyright Texas Heart Institute. All rights reserved. Portions of this website may be printed or stored locally for personal use only. Texas Heart Institute, Texas Heart, Texas Heart Institute Journal, THI, Heart Owner’s, Leading With the Heart, Heart of Discovery, and The Next First are members of the family of trademarks of the Texas Heart Institute.