The Life-Saving, Life-Changing Heart

In 1969, while still a medical student, Dr. O.H. “Bud” Frazier, MD, found himself massaging the heart of a young man, keeping him alive, albeit briefly. This experience fueled his passion for discovering new ways to save more lives through cardiovascular innovation. Dr. Frazier had been working on...

Cardiovascular Care

How Adult Stem Cell Treatment Works

Many heart attacks are caused when a complete blockage of a heart vessel prevents oxygen-rich blood and nutrients from reaching a section of the heart. If blood cannot reach the heart muscle, it will die. Over time, the condition worsens and weakens the heart. Researchers in the Stem Cell Center at...

Cardiovascular Care

Studying Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Historically, women represent less than 25 percent of cardiovascular research subjects, yet heart disease kills more women than men claiming the life of approximately one woman every minute. Due to this historic under-representation in research, less is known about cardiovascular disease in women...

Cardiovascular Care
Women's Health

At the Front Lines of Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease accounts for a quarter of all deaths in the United States each year, more than the next five causes of death combined. Since 1962, Texas Heart® Institute (THI) at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has been on the  frontlines in the battle to end it by...

Cardiovascular Care

CHI St. Luke's Health Cardiovascular History

Dr. Denton Cooley and his team at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston made history by performing the first successful human heart transplant in the United States. What followed were decades of life-changing advancements in cardiovascular care developed at Texas Heart®...

Cardiovascular Care
Our Game Plan in Genetics

Our Game Plan in Genetics

Baylor College of Medicine is unlocking the code within each person’s DNA to shine light on complex hidden conditions and cure illnesses once thought incurable. All cancers are considered genetic due to their association with gene mutations after birth. Only a small percentage of cancer is actually...

Oncology
General Health & Wellness
A Play-by-Play in Heart History

A Play-By-Play in Heart History

From the first implantation of an artificial heart in a human to treating even the most complex cases, CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is home to some of history’s most important cardiovascular achievements. Our strong alliance with Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of...

Cardiovascular Care