Heart News

Dr. Lamelas offers minimally invasive ascending aorta surgeryNov 30, 2017
Dr. Joseph Lamelas, professor and associate chief of cardiac surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, offers minimally invasive procedure to replace ascending aorta.
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. 
Study looks at lowering untreatable heart attack risk factorJun 29, 2017
Dr. Christi Ballantyne explains a study that evaluates a possible treatment to reduce the strongest inherited risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
New insight into why the heart does not repair itselfJun 5, 2017
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown connection between processes that keep the heart from repairing itself. 
Timing, dosage of statins before heart surgery impacts survivalMar 16, 2017
Researchers found that those who continued taking their cholesterol-lowering medication prior to coronary artery bypass grafting surgery had better survival rates than those who stopped.
Exercise and the heartFeb 28, 2017
Dr. Ihab Hamzeh has answers to some common questions to get you started on the right foot when it comes to improving heart health.