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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.
First comprehensive Lung Institute in Texas offers hope along with world class team of experts Jan 16, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center have developed the first comprehensive, multi-specialty Lung Institute in the state of Texas.
Better outcomes for treating deadly heart-related illnessJan 15, 2015
Baylor researchers contribute to a study that finds novel drugs provide better outcomes for non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients.
Blood pressure and injury to the heart: new insights based on blood markersOct 31, 2014
Research consortium finds levels of certain proteins measured with a new test help identify individuals who have similar blood pressures but different risks for developing heart failure, heart attacks or stroke in the future.
More research needed on patient misperceptions regarding heart procedures May 2, 2014
Study finds patients still have many misperceptions about life-saving heart procedures.