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"Focused efforts are needed to ensure that heart attack patients with low education get help early," http://bit.ly/29QnjdB
While there are many obvious benefits to achieving a higher level of education, one you may not have considered is a boost to your heart health.
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Apes die of heart diseases other than coronary artery disease. Researchers aim to learn more. http://bit.ly/29QmYrj
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New trial device will advance the safer treatment of patients with aortic aneurysmal and valvular heart disease. http://bit.ly/29M8vwt
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K2 "can cause cardiovascular effects and can bring on heart attacks and strokes in the brain." http://nbcnews.to/29y0g6Y
Synthetic marijuana, or K2, is blamed for a recent mass overdose that left more than 30 hospitalized. What is the drug, and why is it so dangerous?
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"Dr. Denton Cooley and his quick hands" profiled in the Houston Chronicle http://bit.ly/29rsbpa
Longtime rival Dr. Michael DeBakey may be the more important medical figure, but at the zenith of Houston's era as the epicenter of cardiac medicine, the world's best-known heart surgeon was Dr. Denton Cooley. DeBakey had set the stage, making the Texas Medical Center the world capital for bypass surgery, the procedure to divert the flow of blood around a blocked artery. [...] when a new device called a heart-lung oxygenating machine made it po...
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"thin patients who develop disorders typically tied to obesity pose a medical mystery and a potential opportunity" http://nyti.ms/29QnqWm
A small group of thin patients who develop disorders typically tied to obesity pose a medical mystery and a potential opportunity for scientists.
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Researchers think they can detect cardiovascular disease earlier if they look at leg rather than neck arteries. http://on.wsj.com/29M8Xut
Doctors may detect signs of cardiovascular disease in patients much earlier by taking ultrasound scans of arteries supplying blood to the legs instead of the neck.
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Another study finds evidence that a Mediterranean diet can reduce a person's risk of heart issues. http://wapo.st/29KR63l
The systematic review by Department of Veterans Affairs researcher Hanna Bloomfield supports diet recommendation changes made earlier this year by the government.
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"Heart disease has become a flash point for the sex bias issue." Research on men hasn't translated simply to women. http://to.pbs.org/29zeBwn
The lack of female subjects in medical research has life-altering health consequences for women.
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Dr Doris Taylor named Distinguished Alumnus by AASCU . http://bit.ly/29uN0wk “example of the value of a liberal arts education”
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The number of ER visits for #HighBloodPressure has jumped. But, many don’t require emergency care. http://bit.ly/29mtC8b
Seeing your blood pressure jump unexpectedly might be scary, but recent research suggests it doesn't warrant a trip to the emergency department if you have no symptoms.
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Reducing heart disease & advancing heart health through research, education and improved patient care.
Introduction
The Texas Heart Institute (THI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative and progressive programs in research, education and improved patient care.

Company Overview

Texas Heart Institute was founded by Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962. Its location in and affiliations with St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital assured that all age groups would be treated and freed the Institute of the burden of financing a health care facility. 

THI is a nonprofit organization in the truest sense. Unlike most institutions that have a source of operating revenue, Texas Heart Institute relies solely on government grants, research contracts and, above all, philanthropy. In fact, donations from grateful patients, foundations, corporations, physicians, and the general public account for more than half of the Institute's annual operating budget.

Contact Information

If you need information about keeping your heart healthy, contact our Heart Information Center: 
You can contact Texas Heart Institute administration at 832-355-4011.

You can find patient-related contact information on the St. Luke's website or call their main number at 832-355-1000.