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

Brain Power: Deep Brain Stimulation

Parkinson’s disease can be a debilitating condition. The trembling associated with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders can turn daily activities into difficult tasks. Fortunately, there is a treatment option that can significantly reduce trembling and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease....

Neurology

Epilepsy Treatment with NeuroPace RNS System

CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center raised the bar for standard of medical care for patients with epilepsy and partial onset seizures in April 2014 by offering treatment with the FDA approved NeuroPace® RNS® System. The NeuroPace RNS System is a responsive neurostimulation device...

Neurology

What is Moyamoya?

In conjunction with the extensive research at Baylor College of Medicine, the physicians at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are leading the way in diagnosis and treatment of rare, progressive cerebrovascular conditions like Moyamoya. Moyamoya Disease is a cerebrovascular...

Neurology
Cardiovascular Care

Building a Brain Computer

Dr. Daniel Yoshor, chief of neurosurgery service at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, is leading the team of investigators who are researching the neurophysiology of human visual perception with the help of an NIH grant. The goal of this project, which is taking place locally...

Neurology

Making Breakthroughs in Pituitary Tumor Treatment

With roughly 10,000 pituitary tumors diagnosed in the United States each year, Dr. Daniel Yoshor, MD, and his team at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are revolutionizing the treatment of benign pituitary tumors to allow patients to get back to their everyday routine as...

Oncology
Neurology

Your Stem Cells Could Save Your Life

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

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

 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