Current Projects

Since the launch of the Women’s Center, Dr. Coulter has been interested in investigating the roles biology, psychology and lifestyle play in putting a woman at risk for heart disease.  The Women’s Center has a number of research projects currently underway and collaborations with THI.

FMD Registry

The North American Registry for Fibromuscular Dysplasia is a global research effort designed to collect clinical data and provide resources for Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) patients and healthcare providers. Registries collect information that can be used to study and learn more about a specific condition. This information will help improve the treatment of patients with FMD in the future.

The Texas Heart Institute Joins the North American Registry for Fibromuscular Dysplasia

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Houston HeartReach

Since the launch of the Women’s Center, Dr. Coulter has been investigating the roles biology, psychology and lifestyle play in putting a woman at risk for heart disease. The Houston HeartReach Registry is a community-wide registry research study that aims to gather this important information to ultimately make improvements in heart disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment for all women from both ethnically and culturally diverse populations.

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Fit Houston #WALK30 City Wide Wellness Initiative

To relaunch and expand our Houston HeartReach community-wide outreach programs post-COVID, The Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Fit Houston entered a partnership to promote #WALK30, a health campaign that combines The Texas Heart Institute’s industry-leading research, thought leadership, education, and patient care with Fit Houston’s strategy-led delivery of community wellness movements built on cultural empathy.

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Dianna Milewicz,MD

Women’s Research & Training Program

The Women’s Research and Training Program at the Texas Heart Institute Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health is a collaborative research and training initiative launched in 2017 that promotes a rigorous and highly cooperative research environment focused specifically on women’s heart and vascular issues. The program draws upon substantial basic, clinical and population research expertise at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine, while leveraging the strength of THI’s Women’s Center.

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THI Journal Special Section (CME)

The Women’s Heart & Vascular Symposium, hosted annually by Texas Heart Institute Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health, is published online as enduring education. This enduring education resource features important women focused research and offers current insights for all medical professionals caring for women today. (Online CME Now Available)

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Arrhythmia Research & Innovation for Women

The Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health is collaborating with THI Electrophysiology Clinical Research & Innovations to advance wireless, lead-less pacemaker and defibrillator technologies and navigation tools to improve procedural outcomes for patients with heart rhythm disorders. THI partnered with the Heart Rhythm Society to create a video highlight.

Video Highlight

Women's Heart & Vascular Health

Texas Heart Institute’s Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health was created to help educate women about their true risks and to encourage them to take ownership of their cardiovascular health by living a heart-healthy lifestyle. Our Center is committed to working with women to provide access to current and comprehensive educational materials, online assessment tools and health news.

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Annual Women’s Heart & Vascular Symposium

The Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health sponsors this annual symposium on issues concerning cardiovascular disease in women. This program is an accredited, day-long symposium for all healthcare providers caring for women today including: cardiologists, gynecologists, primary care, internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, endocrinologists, nurses and nurse practitioners.  Curriculum highlights the most current research, guidelines and strategies to improve diagnosis and treatment of disease in women specifically. Video Recordings 

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Project Heart Cool-E Merit Badge

Kids can learn the importance of staying fit for heart health with robot “Cool-E” of Project Heart fame while exploring heart anatomy, the cardiovascular system, healthy eating and exercise. Kids simply complete a Project Heart curriculum activity and contact us to receive a free patch by mail.

For details, Contact Keri Sprung ( ksprung (at) )



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