December 7, 2022

PET technology more effective than angiogram at determining need for coronary stents, bypass surgery

A new method for determining whether patients with heart disease need coronary stents or bypass surgery is more effective than the angiogram, which is currently used, according to research from UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular. A team led by K….

July 11, 2022

2022 Cardiovascular Residency Graduates and Faculty/Fellow Awards

The Division of Cardiology is pleased to announce its residency graduates, and faculty and fellowship awardees for 2022. 2022 Residency Graduates Advanced Heart Failure Bader Alhafez, MD Sowjanya Kapaganti, MD Cardiovascular Medicine Ayush Arora, MD Andrew Badalamenti, MD David Boone,…

March 8, 2022

Classification system shows which patients would benefit from PFO closure

Sixteen years ago, Phoebe Dow was a 19-year-old waitress when she suffered a stroke resulting from a common birth defect – a small hole between the top two chambers of the heart, which can sometimes allow a blood clot to…

April 27, 2020

COVID-19 survivor donates plasma to help others recover from the virus

Jose Abdelnoor, 71, and his wife Evelyn Diaz, 67, say they would go through the scary experience of having COVID-19 again if it means they could save a life through donating their antibody-rich plasma. “What greater gift is there to…

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 linked to cardiac injury, worse outcomes for patients with underlying heart conditions

COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions, according to a review published today in JAMA Cardiology by experts at The University of Texas Health Science…