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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the country, killing more than half a million people every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. UTHealth cardiologists are stepping up to the challenge by offering a wide range of clinical trials and innovative patient care including interventional procedures in the operating room, education about creating a healthy lifestyle and heart screenings for young athletes. Partnering with the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute and Harris Health System Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, UTHealth cardiologists bring the best of cutting-edge care to their patients.

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UTHealth Structural Heart Program team launches latest TAVR trial

The Structural Heart Program team at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is among the first in the country to investigate the safety and effectiveness of Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 transcatheter aortic heart valve in low surgical risk patients who suffer from severe aortic valve disease. The procedure is being performed at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center (HVI).

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UTHealth, UVA show how gene protects against heart disease

Researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and the University of Virginia are exploring an innovative treatment for a major form of heart disease.

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James Langabeer chairs American Heart Association’s Guideline Advantage™ Committee

UTHealth's James Langabeer II, Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the Guideline Advantage™ Steering Committee of the American Heart Association.

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