Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health

A Research Department at The Texas Heart Institute
Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health

We are addressing gender gaps that exist in cardiovascular medicine.

THI’s Women’s Center supports the Institute’s research and education mission in multiple ways, including a translational research program, Annual Women’s Heart & Vascular Symposium, the annual THI Journal Special Section – Cardiovascular Disease in Women, e-newsletters, heart health screenings, a speakers bureau, educational programs for young girls, community lectures and support groups for women. Through these efforts, the Center has established unparalleled trust and strong relationships with the diverse Houston community and beyond. All programs aim to reach more women and professionals taking care of women to positively impact the cardiovascular health of our community.


  • Conduct clinical research on women and heart disease
  • Raise awareness among Houston women and beyond
  • Educate doctors and nurses to better recognize the danger signs in their female patients