Dr. Jeffrey Morgan News

Dr. Jeffrey Morgan has been featured in the news for his academic and professional achievements, as well as his career and health advice. Below you will find a collection of features, interviews, blogs and research papers. Interested in featuring Dr. Morgan in your content? Submit a contact form detailing your project.

Features

IdeaMensch Interview

A typical day starts at seven o’clock with rounding or checking in on people who have had surgery. At eight o’clock, I go to the operating room to perform surgery. Surgeries usually last until one or two …

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Heart Failure 101

In the course of heart failure, the heart loses its ability to keep up with its workload within the body. Blood is not pumped efficiently throughout the body, affecting bodily systems like the brain …

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Inspirery Interview

This specialty is also great because it is very team-focused. I find that an excellent resource, especially in medicine. You need to have good communication with your surgical team and I thrive in this …

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50CC TOTAL ARTIFICIAL HEART IMPLANTED AT BAYLOR ST. LUKE’S, BRINGING NEW HOPE TO MORE PATIENTS

Doctors at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (Baylor St. Luke’s) announced that they have successfully implanted the new SynCardia 50cc temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH) into a patient suffering from end-stage, biventricular heart failure. The new device is a smaller version of the 70cc …

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Click 2 Houston: New Heart Transplant Technology Grants Woman New Outlook on Life

It’s been three weeks since the passing of Dr. Denton Cooley, who is famous for implanting the first artificial heart. This week, the Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, which was founded by Cooley, continues his legacy with another medical breakthrough announcement …

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According to the Center for Disease Control, the United States spends north of $30 billion on heart failure every year. This is a consequence of more than 5.7 million cases that occur annually. On top of that, half of the individuals who are unfortunate enough to get diagnosed die within five years …

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Blogs

5 Questions to Ask Before Inpatient Surgery

There are approximately 48 million surgical inpatient procedures performed every year in the United States, meaning that about 15% of the U.S. population while undergo surgery that requires one or more nights in …

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Top 4 Reasons Why Exercise Improves Heart Health

Virtually everyone knows that sufficient exercise burns calories, can help get rid of unwanted excess fat deposits (we’re looking at you love handles and cankles), and releases endorphins that are technically defined as …

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Five Heart Health Mistakes Men Make

Everyone wants great heart health, but long-ingrained habits can often work against people trying to make good choices for their health. “Men, in particular tend to over-prioritize work and stoicism, and under-prioritize …

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How a Low Cholesterol Diet Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

Contrary to popular belief, cholesterol itself is not the enemy. In fact, Dr. Jeffrey Morgan suggests that cholesterol plays an essential role in many bodily functions, such as building and maintaining cell membranes and …

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The Benefits Of Technology For Early Detection Of Heart Conditions

It is well known that early detection is the key to achieving the best results when treating heart conditions. Thankfully, new technological advancements allow cardiologists to not only detect but put into action a …

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For many people pursuing a career, there comes a time when they face an all too familiar dilemma: there just doesn’t seem to be any time left for a personal life. Does that sound familiar? Do you find yourself putting in extra hours at work, taking work calls after hours at home, and having that …

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The Benefits Of Technology For Early Detection Of Heart Conditions

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Talks Living a Healthy Lifestyle

About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, which equates to one in every four deaths. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women nationwide. These statistics are staggering and …

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Dr. Morgan’s Guide to Taking Better Care of Yourself

These days, we hear a lot about self-care. In a world where we are connected from the minute, we wake up to moment we rest our heads, preventative measures need to be implemented to avoid burn out. It is  …

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The Age-Old Question Explored: How Much Sleep is Actually Needed?

Ask 10 people how many hours of sleep each night is optimal and you are likely to get 10 different responses. Actually, you are likely to get more than 10, because many people do not have a fixed number in mind. Sometimes …

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5 Heart Health Mistakes that may Increase a Woman’s Risk of Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, accounting for about 1 in every 5 female deaths according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This may be because women are often unaware of …

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Healthy eating is one of those buzzwords that generate so much attention, analysis, and advice in the media. So much so that eventually the real purpose of eating a healthy diet has become an overwhelming and …

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For a muscle that is the center of your cardiovascular system, the heart’s role in your overall health cannot be overstated. As is the case with any other muscle in your body, nature’s law of use it or lose it applies …

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Press Releases

ISHLT Annual Meeting

Dr. Jeffrey Morgan and his team recently presented nine research projects at the 2019 ISHLT Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Thousands of physicians and other health experts attended the meeting. Dr. Jeffrey Morgan and his team …

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The Reality of Bioprinted Hearts

Cardiac surgeon and Chief Medical Officer for BIOLIFE4D – Dr. Jeffrey Morgan was recently featured on the Futuretech Podcast, where he provided a comprehensive overview of surgical therapies currently being utilized to treat heart failure.

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Dr. Jeffrey Morgan is proud to announce that he will be the featured guest for The FutureTech Podcast on Friday, September 6. During his time on the podcast, Dr. Morgan will be discussing key parts of the latest in cutting edge cardiac surgeries including coronary bypass surgery, mitral valve repair, and aortic valve replacement.

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Research

Mechanical Circulatory Support for Advanced Heart Failure

The first successful LVAD was implanted by Dr. DeBakey at Baylor College
of Medicine/Methodist Hospital in 1966. In 1968, Dr. Denton Cooley performed the first successful human heart transplant in the USA at Texas …

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Concomitant valve procedures in patients undergoing continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation: A single-center experience

Long-term support with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) has improved the outcomes of patients with end-stage heart failure. However, valve disease management in patients who undergo CF-LVAD …

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Fatal Neurologic Dysfunction During Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support

During continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) support, neurologic dysfunction (ND) is a common complication and can be fatal. Few reports provide detailed data on neurologic mortality in such patients …

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Donation After Cardiac Death: A Necessary Expansion for Heart Transplantation

The gold standard and sole curative therapy for advanced stage heart failure is cardiac transplantation. As the population ages, the number of patients diagnosed with advanced heart failure and listed for transplant …

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Brockman Foundation: Dr. Jeffery Morgan, Texas Heart Institute/ Baylor College of Medicine

The Brockman Medical Research Foundation has provided support for research being conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Morgan and his team at Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Heart Institute in Houston. Dr. Morgan is Professor of Surgery, the Lester and Smith Chair of Surgery, and Chief of …

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Gastrointestinal Bleeding After HeartMate II or HVAD Implantation: Incidence, Location, Etiology, and Effect on Survival

The number of patients on destination therapy is increasing as long-term survival on continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) therapy has improved. Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a common complication …

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Videos

Dr. Jeffrey Morgan is taking the time to discuss why people should be more serious when it comes to exercising and the positive effects it can have for your heart. The first reason it is really important is due to its ability to lower your blood pressure …

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Dr. Jeffrey Morgan says how important sleep is for the human body. Everyone should get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep, in order to have a productive day …

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Podcasts

The Heart of the Matter

Growing Beating Hearts from Cells

Improving Transplantation Standards Through the Development of a Bioartificial Heart