Heart News

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.
The heart attack risk factor you haven’t heard ofFeb 21, 2017
Heart specialists say lipoprotein(a) is a protein you might not have heard of, but it can be the strongest inherited risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
Personalized cardiovascular health needed for an aging populationFeb 13, 2017
Baylor researchers are using data  to pinpoint the best recommendations for prediction, treatment and prevention for the aging population.
Lo que Ud. necesita saber sobre la enfermedad de la válvula mitralFeb 8, 2017
El Dr. Joseph Lamelas ofrece sus perspectivas acerca de la enfermedad de la válvula mitral y su tratamiento.