The Future of Heart Disease Treatment Is Now
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Texas Heart Institute (THI) offers a full range of specialty heart programs through our clinical partnership with St. Luke's Medical Center (St. Luke's). Led by THI founder and president emeritis, surgeon Denton A. Cooley, and by president and medical director, cardiologist James T. Willerson, our expert heart doctors are leaders in their fields with more experience and procedures performed than at any other institution.
Patients and their families benefit from our world-class excellence in improving patient care, education (St. Luke's is a leading teaching hospital), and research (world leaders in developing heart disease treatments with medical management, interventional cardiology, minimally invasive surgery, transplantation, mechanical assist devices, artificial hearts, stem cells, gene therapy and regenerative medicine). With these resources, our specialists work together as a team, providing the latest technology and treatment options available.
Our Heart Failure Treatment Program includes Transplant and Heart Assist Device (VAD or Ventricular Assist Device) Programs which are world famous for treating heart failure. More heart transplants and assist device (like the Heartmate II developed at THI) procedures have been performed here than at any other medical center or hospital in the world.
Experience Counts in Heart Failure Management
Meet our heart failure expertsO.H. Frazier, MD Chief of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation;
Program director and chief of the Center for Cardiac Support;Director of Cardiovascular Surgery Research at the Texas Heart Institute,Chief of the Transplant Service at St. Luke's Medical Center
Hari R. Mallidi, MD
Associate Chief, Transplant Service;
Surgical Director, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs;
Director, Clinical Outcomes Research, Center for Cardiac Support;
Co-Director, Center for Congenital and Familial Cardiovascular Disease,
Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Medical Center;
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
William E. Cohn, MD
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgical Technology;
Associate Director, Laboratory Surgery Research – Center for Cardiac Support,
Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke's Medical Center
Associate Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, University of Houston
Deborah Ellen Meyers, MD
Medical Director, Heart Failure Programs,
Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Medical Center
Medical Director, Heart Failure Clinic at St. Luke's Medical Center
Andrew B. Civitello, MD
Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program,
Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Health System
Reynolds M. Delgado, III, MD
Medical Director, Mechanical Assist Devices in Heart Failure,
Texas Heart Institute and St. Luke's Medical Center
How to find us on StLukesHouston.com:
Heart failure treatment information:
HEART FAILURE PROGRAM 832-355-3961
LVAD PROGRAM 832-355-2285, toll free at 877-685-0361
HEART TRANSPLANT PROGRAM 832-355-2285, International: 832-355-3350
Full range of heart conditions treatment:
HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR PATIENT CARE SERVICES
FIND A DOCTOR or call 832-355-DOCS (3627)
PATIENT CENTER 832-355-1000
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INTERNATIONAL PATIENT CENTER 832-355-3350, email@example.com
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