The Heart Beat

The Heart Beat

Texas Heart Institute’s original series, The Heart Beat, is filmed in the historic THI TV studio and across the labs and clinics. Join The Heart Beat Host Maya Pomroy as she explores medical innovations with THI’s Keri Sprung and the doctors, scientists, and engineers discovering The Next First medical breakthroughs that are redefining heart care and health.

The Heart Beat
  • Ep 20 The Heart Beat: Made of Many Firsts

    On this episode of The Heart Beat, Maya Pomroy interviews Lance McCoy, the first University of Houston College of Medicine student to participate in the new cardiology training rotation at The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care. McCoy began his journey at Prairie View A&M Univer...

  • Ep 21 The Heart Beat: A Heart-Driven Purpose

    On this episode of The Heart Beat, Lance McCoy talks about his cardiology rotation at The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care. McCoy also details his grandmother's experience with cardiovascular disease and how heart-device advances made at The Institute helped prolong her life. ...

  • Ep 19 The Heart Beat: Elastic Electronics

    This episode of The Heart Beat covers Elastic Electronics with Camila Hochman-Mendez, PhD, and she talks about flexible semi conductive materials that record electrical activities in the heart, and the work being done at The Texas Heart Institute to explore painless treatment options.

  • Ep 18 The Heart Beat: Incidents in Atrial Fibrillation

    This episode of The Heart Beat is the last in a series of interviews with Dr. Mehdi Razavi, and it covers incidents in atrial fibrillation, and the work being done at The Texas Heart Institute to explore painless treatment options.

  • Ep 17 The Heart Beat: Ablation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

    In this episode of The Heart Beat, The Texas Heart Institute Director of Electrophysiology Clinical Research & Innovations, Dr. Mehdi Razavi, explains using catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation.

  • Ep 16 The Heart Beat: Liquid Wires to Prevent Arrhythmia

    As part of The Heart Beat series of interviews with Dr. Mehdi Razavi and his team, recent graduate of the Rice University Global Medical Innovations Program, Kunal Shah, MBE, shares details about an entirely new way of treating cardiac arrhythmias and preventing sudden cardiac death.

  • Ep 15 The Heart Beat: A Family of Physicians

    Texas Heart Institute Director of Electrophysiology Clinical Research & Innovations, Mehdi Razavi, MD details his journey to medicine being from a family of physicians. We also hear from cardiac electrophysiologist Joanna Molina Razavi, MD who trained at THI.

  • Ep 13 The Heart Beat: Protection Against Ventilator-Induced Diaphragmatic Dysfunction (VIDD)

    Episode 13 (XN part II) - Within three days of mechanical ventilation, 50% of a patient's muscle mass deteriorates. XN Health is perfecting a new approach to tackle this health challenge now and for years to come.

  • Ep 14 The Heart Beat: What's Next for XN Health?

    (XN part III) In the third episode in The Heart Beat mini-series featuring Elizabeth Jaworski, Ph.D., and Lance Black, MD, host Maya Pomroy discusses their collaboration with Dr. Mehdi Razavi, TMC Innovation, and THI’s Electrophysiology Clinical Research and Innovations team. The episode highligh...

  • Ep 12 The Heart Beat: Inventors & Innovators Tackle an Emerging Critical Care Challenge

    In episode 12 of The Heart Beat (XN part I), Elizabeth Jaworski, Ph.D., and Lance Black, MD discuss their recent collaboration with Dr. Mehdi Razavi, TMC Innovation, and THI's Electrophysiology Clinical Research and Innovations team and unveil their invention aimed to help rehabilitate patients a...

  • Ep 11 The Heart Beat: Reimagining the Future of Cardiovascular Health

    Host Maya Pomroy sits down with Texas Heart Institute CEO & President, Joseph G. Rogers to highlight the most recent projects and innovations in development at THI.

  • Ep 10 The Heart Beat: A Focus on the Social Determinants of Health

    Host Maya Pomroy discusses the social determinants of health with THI CEO and President Dr. Joseph G. Rogers.

  • Ep 9 The Heart Beat: Dr. Joseph G. Rogers, THI President and CEO | A Vision for the Future

    THI's new President and CEO Dr. Joseph G. Rogers sits down with host Maya Pomroy to unveil the renewed mission at the Texas Heart Institute. He shares his vision for the Institute to build on the legacies of Dr. Denton A. Cooley and his peers to deliver the future of cardiovascular health and care.

  • Ep 8 The Heart Beat: Creativity & Innovation in the THI IDEA Lab

    The THI Innovative Device & Engineering Applications lab is where creativity meets innovation. As seen here on Episode 8 of the Heart Beat, the team is creating new ideas, imaginations and possibilities to transform heart health and introduce new and effective solutions into the healthcare market.

  • Ep 7 The Heart Beat: Student Scholars Recap Their Summer Experiences

    Interns from the Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health and the Visual Communications Department at THI recap their summer experience.

  • Ep 6 The Heart Beat: Inside Texas Heart Institute's Biomedical Engineering Student Internships

    Host Maya Pomroy interviews student scholars in several THI laboratories exploring biomedical engineering projects with THI's physicians and scientists.

  • Ep 5 The Heart Beat: Student Interns Explore Molecular Cardiology at THI

    Maya Pomroy sits down with THI Director of Biology Dr. Peter Vanderslice, and two summer students from the Texas Heart Institute Molecular Cardiology Lab.

  • Ep 4 The Heart Beat: The Journey of Cells to Medicine (Dr. Emerson Perin)

    Maya Pomroy sits down with Medical Director, Dr. Emerson Perin to discuss THI's journey to bring cell therapies to patients.

  • Ep 3 The Heart Beat: Medicine Through the Lens of a Microscope

    Maya Pomroy sits down with Molecular Scientist and Vice President, Dr. Darren Woodside to discuss how cardiovascular research is leading to promising innovation for vaccines and cell therapies.

  • Ep 2 The Heart Beat: Bench to Bedside Medicine

    Maya Pomroy sits down with Vice President for Research Darren Woodside to talk about how Texas Heart Institute is unraveling the mysteries of medicine and ushering in new hope for patients with promising bench to bedside research.

  • Ep 1 The Heart Beat: Genetic Testing Uncovers Diagnosis After Childbirth

    Maya Pomroy interviews Texas Heart Institute's Dr. Stephanie Coulter, and Scarlett Hankey, a young mother of two who discovered after giving birth to her second child she had been living with a serious heart condition without even knowing it.