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Human cells used to create disease model of fully functioning lipid system in mouse modelJun 17, 2015
Researchers have now created a disease model that resembles human mechanisms and acts as a fully functioning human lipid system within a mouse to specifically study hypercholesterolemia.
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute announce affiliationJun 3, 2015
Formal affiliation agreement between Baylor and Texas Heart Institute centers on cardiovascular research, education and patient care.
Risks of side effects when treating deadly heart-related illness studiedMay 15, 2015
Continued review of outcomes of people who suffer from non-valvular atrial fibrillation treated with rivaroxaban have shown that the likelihood of a major bleeding event, a known side effect of this treatment, increases with age.
Baylor researchers share thoughts on current findings regarding heart repairMar 18, 2015
What can mend a broken heart? The answers are slowly revealing themselves in research labs studying what was once thought to be impossible. 
Genetics at the heart of cardiovascular healthFeb 26, 2015
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are looking at a new approach based on novel genetic studies when it comes to treating and preventing heart attacks and strokes for those who are not helped by statins alone.
Appropriate use of aspirin for heart health evaluatedFeb 23, 2015
Baylor review finds that 1 in 10 patients were receiving inappropriate aspirin therapy for cardiovascular disease prevention. 
Marfan syndrome: Medical care, research update focus of monthly genetic series Feb 16, 2015
Experts will give an update on the latest research and best practices in medical care for Marfan syndrome Feb. 17.
Erectile dysfunction may be first sign of heart diseaseFeb 16, 2015
Men with erectile dysfunction may also have an increased risk for developing heart disease, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Saving the heart after cancer treatmentFeb 9, 2015
Baylor experts say early screening and monitoring using echocardiograms could be the key to helping cancer survivors stay heart healthy.
Heart health: Know your numbersFeb 2, 2015
Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine suggest kicking off Heart Month by taking control of your heart health, and the first step is by knowing your numbers and how they can contribute to heart attacks and stroke.