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Baylor Scott & White Heart & Vascular Hospital

The history and tradition for heart and vascular care on the Baylor Dallas campus is rich with many examples of innovation and research involvement

Research on our campus is a truly collaborative effort that brings teams across Baylor Scott & White Health together with nonprofits, medical institutes and healthcare/pharmaceutical companies around the globe.


Innovation through translational research

"The only way that you can lead in innovation is being involved in research"

Kevin Wheelan, MD, FACC, former Chief Medical Officer and Co-Medical Director of Cardiology at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital discusses our highly successful translational research—where clinicians translate fundamental research into potential strategies to benefit patients.

image of Dr. Kevin Wheelan performing surgery

Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center

Nationally recognized for conducting high-quality studies on cardiovascular problems, medications and surgical procedures

Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center (SCRC) was formed in 1987. The program, led by Cara East, MD, adds a portfolio of focused cardiology studies to the research program at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute. SCRC studies have focused on cardiovascular problems caused by:

  • Diabetes
  • Arteries hardening
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased levels of lipoprotein molecules in the blood

Contact Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center at 214.820.2273 for more information on active studies and program activities.

image of Dr. Cara East

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute

Supporting the development and implementation of the newest techniques and technologies in cardiovascular care

The Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute was established in 1993 to promote cardiovascular research and education to prevent and treat heart and vascular disease. Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute is part of Baylor University Medical Center and does not provide a referral service.


Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (BSWRI)

The dedicated research arm of Baylor Scott & White Health

BSWRI conducts research across more than 50 specialty areas through a dedicated network of research team members embedded at dedicated research centers, hospitals and clinics throughout the Baylor Scott & White Health system.

BSWRI’s cardiovascular research efforts are regularly included in medical journal publications and presented at medical conferences.


BSWRI’s robust cardiovascular portfolio supports research in the following areas:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure transplant
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Cardiorenal syndrome
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Blood pressure conditions
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Aortic valve disorders
  • Electrophysiology
  • Mitral valve disorders
  • Vascular/TAA conditions

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