The most remarkable advances in cardiovascular medicine all started with basic and clinical research initiatives. At the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, exciting research projects are being carried out at both the clinical and pre-clinical levels. Some of the far-reaching initiatives currently under investigation include:
- Novel ways to prevent the progression of coronary artery disease
- Protecting against heart attacks by decreasing the damage or by restoring blood flow to areas affected by clogged arteries
- Enhancing the performance of failing hearts
- Detecting heart damage earlier and more accurately
- Precisely detecting the presence of circulation blockage
Many of these research projects build upon unique research strengths at UConn Health and areas of excellence like the Center for Vascular Biology that is focused solely on the study of blood vessel function.