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Through this community outreach program, Texas Heart Institute provides educational information related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.  

 Matters of the Heart

Texas Heart Institute and the Houston Seminar present a lunchtime lecture series exploring the heart, the emotional repercussions of heart disease, and the future of heart repair and replacement. 

Five Tuesdays: April 15, 22 and 29; May 6 and 13,
Noon-1:30 pm, at The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr.
Register online

Dr. William Dr. Billy Cohn: Artificial Heart Research

DR. BILLY COHN, cardiovascular surgeon and director of Texas Heart Institute's Center for Technology and Innovation, will discuss his quest to develop a continuous-flow heart pump and other devices to repair or replace damaged hearts. With a passion for medical device development, Dr. Cohn has more than 70 U.S. patents granted or pending, and another 60 international patents for his medical innovations. He has been honored as the Distinguished Inventor of the Year by the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Doris Taylor, PhDDr. Doris Taylor: Regenerative Heart Research

DR. DORIS TAYLOR, director of regenerative medicine research at Texas Heart Institute, will discuss her groundbreaking research to create hearts in the lab from a patient's own stem cells. In a process known as decellularization, Dr. Taylor and her team remove the existing cells from the hearts of laboratory animals, which leaves a framework for building new organs. They then "seed" the framework with human adult stem cells to give it a blood supply, which causes the organ to regenerate and take on the characteristics of a revitalized, beating heart. This research may one day help scientists create fully functional human hearts in the lab. This is significant because the need for transplants continues to grow, while the supply of donor organs remains critically low.

Find clincal trials at Texas Heart Institute and St. Luke's Hospital on stlukeshouston.com

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Visit the Heart Information Center:

Patients, families, and visitors welcome. Located on the first floor of Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Medical Center — the Denton A. Cooley building. Open Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Phone: 1-800-292-2221.  Learn more about us.

Patient Care information for Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's (Atención al paciente én español)

Updated April 2014

If you need information about keeping your heart healthy, e-mail the
Heart Information Center or call 1-800-292-2221.
 (Outside the U.S., call 1-832-355-6536.)

Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center
Through this community outreach program, staff members of the Texas Heart Institute (THI) provide educational information related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It is not the intention of THI to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Specific medical advice will not be provided and THI urges you to visit a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your questions.
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