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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.
Protein expression gets the heart pumpingApr 22, 2014
Baylor researchers find the days and weeks following birth are full of cellular changes that play a role in the structure and function of the heart.
Baylor experts share heart healthy tipsFeb 3, 2014
Knowing where you stand in terms of cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight is an important part of starting a healthy lifestyle and preventing heart ailments.
Molecular understanding of atrial fibrillation progression may enable earlier treatmentJan 13, 2014
An international team of researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine think atrial fibrillation occurs at the molecular level.
Myotonic dystrophy disrupts normal control of gene expression in the heartJan 9, 2014
Baylor research finds heart problems in myotonic dystrophy stem from disruption of a network that controls bits of genetic material (microRNAs) that fine-tune protein expression.
Bold new alliance among Houston’s leading health care providers to transform care delivery in the regionJan 7, 2014
Three of the region’s leading medical institutions – Baylor College of Medicine, CHI St. Luke’s Health and the Texas Heart® Institute – have significantly expanded and enhanced their long-standing educational, clinical and research affiliations.