Stephanie Coulter is the director of the center for Women’s Heart and Vascular Health at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.
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“I run every day. I eat healthy and then I eat healthy. Really, the most important thing about eating is—everybody asks me all the time about diet and the only diet that matters is the diet where you eat less food.” - Stephanie Coulter
On Living Smart Dr. Coulter will discuss how to prevent heart disease.
Dr. Stephanie Coulter is the director of the center for Women’s Heart and Vascular Health at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. She completed an internship in medicine as well as internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She also completed a fellowship in general cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, which is the teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. She is now the Director of the center for Women’s Heart and Vascular Health at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Coulter understands women’s cardiovascular health is generally underrepresented in medical research. According to the American Heart Association, more than 40 million women in America are living with some form of cardiovascular disease. And while women are 5 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than men, prevention strategies are not well-known. Dr. Coulter’s passion in life is to show that women need to understand the warning signs of cardiovascular disease, and what they can do to prevent it.
Dr. Coulter is a registered Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Associate Director of Noninvasive Cardiology at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. She currently lives in Houston, with her family.
“Too often, women’s heart disease is ignored by primary care physicians, emergency room staff, and women themselves, not for any reason other than they are unaware that women have different symptoms than men. We aim to change that with a targeted education program for doctors and women throughout the community.”
Dr. Stephanie Coulter
“Houston women have among the highest rates of heart disease in America”
Dr. Stephanie Coulter
1. American Medical Association: www.ama-assn.org
2. American College of Physicians: www.acponline.org
3. American College of Cardiology: www.cardiosource.org/acc
4. American Heart Association: www.heart.org/HEARTORG
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Name: Texas Heart Institution Administration
Phone Number: 832-255-4011
Mail: Texas Heart Institute
PO Box 20345
Houston, Texas 77225