Learn how St. Luke’s Health is responding to COVID-19. Read More.

Visitor Restrictions in Place. Learn More.


CHI St. Luke's Health Cardiovascular History

Apr 12, 2018

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® Institute at CHI St. Luke’s Health in the Texas Medical Center—and thousands of stories of lives saved.

In addition to the medical breakthroughs achieved at the Texas Medical Center, we've performed numerous "firsts" for Montgomery County right here in The Woodlands, including the first open heart surgery, first endovascular aortic aneurysm repair and first intravascular ultrasound. 

Click on image to enlarge

Heart Health Firsts