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What heart health really meansFeb 1, 2016
What do terms like cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, systolic and diastolic mean? Find out how they represent your heart health.
Baylor College of Medicine medical students to participate in state-wide CPR trainingJan 27, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine to participate in statewide, hands-only CPR training event that will emphasize the two most important steps of CPR: calling 911 and starting compressions.
New partnership expands Baylor’s team of expert cardiologistsJan 19, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine’s cardiology group has expanded with the addition of Hall-Garcia Cardiology Associates, a team of internationally recognized doctors.
Suppressing gene found to prolong life in heart failure modelsSep 16, 2015
A gene that plays an important role in heart development has been found to also play a role in dilated cardiomyopathy (a heart muscle malfunction) when overexpressed.
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.