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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

How Adult Stem Cell Treatment Works

Apr 12, 2018

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
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