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2014-01-07 12:28:21

Clinical Services, Research and Education Greatly Enhanced by New Collaborations for CHI, St. Luke's, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute HOUSTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three of the region's leading medical institutions - Baylor College of Medicine, CHI St. Luke's Health and the Texas Heart® Institute - have significantly expanded and enhanced their long-standing educational, clinical and research affiliations in conjunction with Englewood, Colo.-based...

2011-02-15 08:24:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During American Heart Month, Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr., chief of congenital heart surgery and surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston pays tribute to heart pioneer Dr. Denton A. Cooley, who became Texas Children's first chief of cardiovascular surgery when the hospital opened its doors in 1954. Dr. Cooley, already famed for adult cardiac surgeries, performed the first congenital heart surgeries at Texas Children's on babies...

2008-07-27 03:00:35

By Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle Jul. 27--When he was a sophomore in high school, Jim Willerson's parents decided it would be a treat for their son to meet Dr. Denton Cooley, then a rising star coming to San Antonio to lecture on heart surgery. Despite the aspiring doctor's protestations, they deposited him in a station wagon with four physicians who picked Cooley up at the airport, then proceeded to one's home. Willerson had never met any of them. "I thought it was the silliest...

2008-07-14 18:00:40

PHOENIX, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians and staff of Arizona Heart Institute remember Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. who died this past weekend at the age of 99. Dr. DeBakey, world-famous cardiovascular surgeon who performed the world's first coronary artery bypass surgery, was a teacher and mentor to Dr. Edward B. Diethrich, founder and medical director of the Arizona Heart Institute and Arizona Heart Hospital. "I could not have realized my accomplishments without the guidance and...

2008-07-14 12:01:01

By The Dallas Morning News Jul. 13--Michael DeBakey, the father of modern cardiovascular surgery who invented scores of medical procedures and instruments, developed the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and established what later became the Veterans Administration hospital system, died Friday. He was 99. Dr. DeBakey died at The Methodist Hospital in Houston of natural causes, according to a statement issued early Saturday by the hospital and Baylor. "His legacy is holding the fragile...

2008-07-14 12:00:07

By Todd Ackerman and Eric Berger, Houston Chronicle Jul. 12--Dr. Michael Ellis DeBakey, internationally acclaimed as the father of modern cardiovascular surgery -- and considered by many to be the greatest surgeon ever -- died Friday night at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. He was 99. Methodist officials said DeBakey died of natural causes. Dr. Marc Boom, executive vice president of Methodist, said DeBakey was taken to the hospital on Friday night after the surgeon's wife called...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'