Press Releases

Study of LDL lowering drug found no increase of adverse eventsMar 13, 2019
A study looking at safety of a new drug has found it does not increase overall adverse events or serious adverse events when compared to placebo.
Reducing risk of cardiovascular diseaseFeb 27, 2019
Dr. Christie Ballantyne,  say even if you have lowered your cholesterol and have been prescribed statins, new data shows you may still be at risk.
Findings suggest possible adult heart tissue regenerationFeb 14, 2019
An international team reports they have been able to open the possibility for treating heart disease by reprograming adult cardiomyocytes to a more fetal cell state.
Benefits of heart health supplements come with cautionsFeb 1, 2019
We’ve all heard the advice to take a fish oil with omega-3 fatty acids to improve heart health, but are you actually getting the benefits they claim to provide? Dr. Christie Ballantyne says probably not.
Statins combined with new treatment reduces cardio eventsNov 10, 2018
Researchers have shown that a particular treatment significantly reduced cardiovascular events, including cardiovascular death, in patients who continue to have high triglyceride levels on statin therapy.
Researchers find missplicing Scn5a alters cardiac functionSep 28, 2018
A new study shows that reproducing in mice the missplicing of gene Scn5a observed in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1(DM1) recapitulates defects in cardiac function present in the patients.
New test gives better risk prediction for heart attack, strokeJul 5, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have found that testing a specific type of triglyceride may be a better indicator for predicting risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke compared to traditional risk factors.
Signals in heart muscle cells linked to atrial fibrillationJun 4, 2018
Interfering with inflammatory signals produced by heart muscle cells might someday provide novel therapeutic strategies for atrial fibrillation.
Study finds elimination of p63 gene could convert scar tissue into muscle tissue in the heartApr 16, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine researchers are looking for a means to genetically convert scar tissue into muscle tissue at the cellular level, which could ultimately be a way to treat heart attack and heart failure patients.
Biomarkers help predict cardiovascular disease in older adultsMar 12, 2018
Knowing your risk for cardiovascular disease is a critical first step to preventing heart attack, stroke and other life threatening cardiac events. 
Study to look at extending heart transplantation donor poolMar 6, 2018
With $4 million in funding from the Brockman Medical Research Foundation, surgeons and scientists ill study the utility of previously unused organs to increase the number of heart transplantations.
Minimally invasive method can redo heart valve replacementsFeb 19, 2018
There are some instances in life where you wish you could have a redo, but surgery isn’t one of them. Dr. Joseph Lamelas discusses a minimally invasive approach to redoing valve replacements.
Back to basics for heart healthFeb 1, 2018
As heart month kicks off, doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say the first step to taking control of your health and preventing cardiovascular disease is understanding the basics and what they represent for your heart.
Grant to fund study on gender differences in aortic diseaseJan 26, 2018
Baylor was selected to join the newly formed Strategically Focused Vascular Disease Research Network of the American Heart Association to focus on understanding the pathobiology underlying the differences in aortic disease between men and women.
Heart failure risk factors need a closer lookJan 10, 2018
Baylor cardiologists are working to bring awareness to the need for including heart failure risk factors in overall cardiovascular disease evaluations.
Ciprofloxacin increases risk of tears, rupture in mouse aortas Nov 14, 2017
A team of researchers has found that a widely prescribed antibiotic increases the risk of tears and rupture on the main artery of the body, the aorta, in a mouse model of human aortic aneurysms and dissections.
Experts offer tips to get you prepped for the World SeriesOct 26, 2017
Health tips from our experts to help you prepare for the World Series, whether you are watching the game from the stands or from the comfort of your own home.
Study shows low mortality, stroke risks for minimally invasive aortic valve replacementsOct 4, 2017
An analysis of more than 1,000 minimally invasive aortic valve replacements over a five-and-a-half year period showed low stroke rates and high survival rates within 30 days of surgery.
Scientists reverse advanced heart failure in an animal modelOct 4, 2017
Researchers were able to reverse severe heart failure by silencing the activity of Hippo, a signaling pathway that can prevent the regeneration of heart muscle.
Baylor joins esteemed Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials NetworkSep 27, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine has been selected as a site for the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network, joining an elite group of top clinical sites conducting seminal work in the field of cardiac surgery.