Heart Research Programs & Labs

Cardiovascular research at the Smidt Heart Institute explores the causes of complex heart disease and new treatments. Our research programs and labs are addressing fundamental questions about molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry.

Heart Research Programs

Our investigators are improving outcomes and minimizing cumulative trauma from congenital heart disease. Research focuses on developing novel, minimally invasive techniques, including hybrid approaches and imaging modalities.

Our electrophysiology investigators are uncovering the essential characteristics of heart rhythm and electrical abnormalities that will inform innovative new arrhythmia therapeutics. Through preclinical and clinical projects, cardiovascular researchers are developing novel genetic and biochemical pathways to predict ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. We are also developing less invasive procedures for treating atrial fibrillation.

Researchers at the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center are investigating the pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease. We are also exploring the pathophysiological differences between men and women with this disease. In preclinical and clinical projects, we are identifying gender-specific testing strategies and conventional therapies to optimize cardiac care for women.

Heart Research Labs

We extend basic research observations into clinical studies for improving the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

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