Advancing Cardiovascular Care 
Through Research

Heart Institute researchers are investigating a wide range of advanced treatments and technologies that may change the shape of cardiovascular care, including:

• Efficacy of novel sensors and cardiac stimulation devices for the monitoring and treatment of patients with heart failure

• Benefit of new classes of neurohormonal antagonist medications for patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction, a specific type of heart failure

• Novel antilipidemic agents (cholesterol-lowering medications) for patients with high cholesterol levels

• Optimal blood transfusion strategies for patients with acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)

• Efficacy of the novel sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors for patients with acute myocardial infarction

• Use of temporary mechanical circulatory support for patients with large acute myocardial infarction undergoing emergency revascularization

• Optimal vascular access and revascularization strategies for older patients with significant coronary artery disease

• Effectiveness of occluder devices for patients with patent foramen ovale, a small hole between the upper right and left chambers of the heart

• Novel closure devices for sealing the vascular access sites after use of large-bore mechanical circulatory support devices

View a list of published research.