Heart News

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.