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.

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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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 & Annual Symposium

The Women’s Heart & Vascular Symposium is hosted annually by Texas Heart Institute Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health and is published as a THI Journal Special Section as enduring education. The Special Section 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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THI ECRI Team

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.

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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. Contact ProjectHeartatTexasHeart.org for details.

Feb. 23, 2019 Girl Scouts Project Heart Day

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Tea Cart with Heart

Tea Cart with Heart directly supports the Texas Heart Institute’s Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health’s goals to raise awareness with staff, doctors and nurses about the importance of women’s heart health. The cart serves as a vehicle to unite the research staff, students, collaborators, and BSLMC hospital staff around the THI mission and helps the department inform teams about various projects, events & educational programs across THI that focus on women. Two Available Volunteer positions at all times and a commitment of 15 weeks is required.

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