Some of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind have been made in Texas — in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, right here at Texas Heart Institute.
Founded in 1962 by the pioneering heart surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley, Texas Heart Institute built its mission of advancing the field of cardiovascular medicine around its endless pursuit of discovery.
We are leading the way in regenerative medicine research, pursuing multiple avenues to treat the underlying culprit in heart disease – the injured heart itself – through a variety of areas such as stem cell therapies, building new biologic organs and tissues, and cracking genetic myths.
We are improving medical devices – building on our 50+ years of experience – to make them smaller and more reliable. We are also enhancing diagnostic tools to pinpoint abnormalities before disease is even clinically apparent, which will help to direct curative and preventive therapies from the onset.
We are genetically engineering stem cells that promote arteriole growth and enhance blood flow, and creating new small molecule drugs that can train stem cells to be even more effective at heart repair and generation.