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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.

Heart experts available for interviews

UTHealth now offers a fellowship in obesity medicine

To help doctors address the obesity epidemic, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) now offers a fellowship in obesity medicine.

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Scientists discover why some cancers weaken the heart

New research by scientists at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) furthers the understanding of the link between cancer and heart disease.

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UTHealth researchers identify genetic marker for heart failure

A team of scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Baylor College of Medicine, led by Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D., Richard Gibbs, Ph.D., and Bing Yu, Ph.D., have identified powerful predictors of congestive heart failure, a major cause of hospitalization and death in the United States.

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