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March 3, 2014TX Heart Institute Conducts Spring Break Heart Screenings for Students
in Study of Sudden Cardiac Death in Young People
Texas Heart Institute’s
Center for Coronary Artery Anomolies will be conducting heart screenings
for Houston-area middle- and high-school students during the school
"spring break" period, March 10-21, 2014, as part of a medical study
into the causes of sudden cardiac death in young people. The screenings,
open to youths ages 11 to 18, will be conducted in the Texas Medical
Center at no cost to participants, but parental consent is required and
parents must make appointments by calling 713-218-2112 or emailing email@example.com
. For more on the study visit www.texasheart.org/screening
February 22, 2014
Surgeon Holds World Record for Heart Transplants
O.H. "Bud" Frazier of Texas Heart Institute holds the world record for performing more heart transplants than any other surgeon in the world, and has pioneered the development of heart pumps and total artificial hearts that have saved thousands of lives. In this KTRK-TV, Channel 13 report, medical reporter Christi Myers takes a look at Dr. Frazier's distinguished career and some of the patients he has touched.
View Channel 13 story
February 19, 2014
Growing Hearts in the Lab
Dr. Doris Taylor and her Texas Heart Institute team are using stem cell technology to create human hearts from pig hearts. Though still in its infancy, this research may someday benefit thousands who are waiting for donor hearts which are always in short supply.
View Channel 2 VIDEO
February 9, 2014Gender's Effect on DrugsDr. Doris Taylor
is interviewed by Leslie Stahl on CBS 60 Minutes about how drugs can affect men and women differently. View 60 Minutes interview.
February 5, 2014
Drug Tested for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes
Dr. Ali Marian
is leading a Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's clinical trial
to test the effectiveness of an over-the-counter drug in preventing hypertrophic cardiomyopthy, a heart defect that causes sudden death in dozens of teenage athletes each year. KPRC-TV, Channel 2
February 4, 2014
First in Texas to Test Hybrid-Design Carotid Stent
The first eight patients have been treated at Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Medical Center in a multi-center, clinical trial of a new carotid artery stent that can be used as an alternative to surgery, for surgical high-risk patients with potentially stroke-causing carotid artery disease.
St Luke's Medical Center website
February 2. 2014
Women Underrepresented in Cardiovascular Research Studies
Dr. Stephanie Coulter, director of Texas Heart Institute's Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health, is featured in this month's issue of Ciao Bella! magazine. In the article "One Heart Helping Many," Dr. Coulter dicusses how women are underrepresented in cardiovascular research studies, and how heart disease symptoms differ between men and women. Ciao Bella! Magazine
January 26, 2014
Dr. Abdi Rasekh and Dr. Mehdi Razavi use a groundbreaking new 3-D atrial fibrillation mapping system at Texas Heart Institute to find the source of an abnormal heart rhythm in their patients. Houston Chronicle.
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