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Your Stem Cells Could Save Your Life

Apr 12, 2018

Researchers have for the first time highlighted the natural regenerative capacity of a group of stem cells that reside in the heart. Research shows that if the stem cells are eliminated, the heart is unable to repair after damage. If the cardiac stem cells are replaced the heart repairs itself,...

Cardiovascular Care

Growing Ghost Hearts

Apr 12, 2018

With more than five million Americans living with heart failure, a shortage of donor hearts, and thousands of people dying each year while awaiting a heart transplant, there is an urgent need for a discovery in cardiovascular research that will give heart patients greater hope. Dr. Doris Taylor and...

Cardiovascular Care

The Heart of a Champion: Aortic Repair

Apr 12, 2018

 Dr. Joseph Coselli and his team are using advanced techniques to fight heart disease in the 21st century and beyond. Dr. Coselli is an innovator and a leader in his field and he is highly experienced in complex aortic repair, such as repair performed in patients with connective tissue disorders (...

Cardiovascular Care

Coffeemaker or Heart-Lung Machine?

Apr 12, 2018

In the early ‘50s, after he had graduated from the University of Texas in 1941 with highest honors, earned his medical degree in 1944 from Johns Hopkins and completed surgical training, Denton A. Cooley, MD, adapted a coffee percolator into a blood oxygenator as part of what would become the heart-...

Cardiovascular Care
Lung Care

The Life-Saving, Life-Changing Heart

Apr 12, 2018

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
Our Game Plan in Genetics

Our Game Plan in Genetics

Feb 12, 2017

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

Feb 12, 2017

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