Ongoing research is a mainstay of the University of Minnesota’s cardiovascular program. Examples of our recent clinical research studies include:

  • Monitoring patients with heart failure
  • Investigating the effects of cell therapy on severe left ventricular dysfunction
  • Studying and comparing new VADs
  • Examining the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators) on VAD function
  • Studying coronary vasculopathy (development of severe coronary artery disease) in heart transplant recipients

Complementing our clinical research is a team of scientists who work in the Lillehei Heart Institute conducting laboratory-based experiments. Funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, their findings often lead to improved treatments that are the hallmark of cardiac care at the University of Minnesota.

For more information on ongoing Cardiovascular Research: