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Radio interview features THI work on TAH
January 9, 2013 The revolutionary artificial heart without a pulse Dr. Bud Frazier has been working on making an artificial heart since the 1960s. In 2011, Frazier and his colleague Dr. Billy Cohn implanted the first of a new kind of artificial heart: one without a pulse. Minnesota Public Radio's The Daily Circuit talks with guests Dr. Bud Frazier and Dr. Billy Cohn from the Texas Heart Institute. Listen . . .
Dr. Emerson Perin on Great Day Houston.
Look at Bonnie Lundy Kwan today and you'd never know 20 years ago, she was at death's door.
Fox 26 News: 30th Anniversary Texas Heart Institute Transplant Program
Transplant recipient Randy Creech discusses his experience and Dr. Bud Frazier, Chief, Center for Cardiac Support, speaks about the progress made in treating heart failure.
Byron Baker participated in clinical trials using adult stem cells after a massive heart attack. View his story on YouTube.
THI was the first in the world to use patients' own adult stem cells to treat damaged hearts. Through numerous clinical and pre-clinical studies, we have come to realize the potential of this therapy. Byron Baker, a heart attack victim, participated in one of these studies.
Albert and Brian Benoit, Father and Son — How a single heart pump saved two lives
Watch and listen to this remarkable story of Albert and Brian Benoit, both heart patients. It is a story of love, courage under pressure, and how a single heart pump helped save two lives. Father and son tell their own story and in part 2, talk about some of the lessons they have learned. The heart pump in the story was developed at THI, and our own Dr. O.H. "Bud" Frazier implanted the first one in a patient in 2003. These ventricular assist devices (VADs) have since helped thousands of patients around the world. Link to YouTube.
Nashville's Pete Huttlinger, LVAD recipient, in concert with Dr. Billy Cohn
After suffering a stroke and severe heart failure related to a congenital heart defect, noted Nashville guitarist and composer Pete Huttlinger came for treatment to Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's in 2011. Huttlinger, who has played with artists John Denver, LeAnn Rimes and many others, received an LVAD (left ventricular assist device) heart pump. During a recent check-up, he played a concert for the doctors, nurses, and staff who helped care for him, and for his fellow heart patients. Dr. "Billy" Cohn sat in with Pete on a few numbers. (YouTube).
Drs. Bud Frazier & Billy Cohn TEDMED 2012
Bud Frazier and Billy Cohn of the Texas Heart Institute preview a continuous-flow heart pump with minimal parts that works via a screw pump.
We gave Ally a future. That's what we do.
Ally Smith Babineaux continues to be an inspiration and to help raise awareness about heart disease in women and young people.
She, like countless others we have helped, is living the future she did not have.
29th Anniversary of Heart Transplant
Seventy-five-year-old retired research chemist and teacher Charles Washington, who is thought to be the longest surviving heart transplant recipient, recently marked the 29th anniversary of his transplant. During his annual check-up at the Texas Heart Institute in early April, the Oak Ridge, Tenn., resident shared some of his thoughts about his 1982 heart attack and his life over the three decades since his transplant.
Charles Washington visits with his surgeon, O. H. Frazier, MD, Chief, Center for Cardiac Support, and Director, Cardiovascular Surgery Research at THI.
Cameron Manufacturing & Engineering Joining THI Researchers to Develop New Heart Pump, Donate $500,000 to Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Houston, Texas (March 1, 2012) Video coverage on Click2Houston.com