Research & Clinical Trials

The most remarkable advances in cardiovascular medicine all started with 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:

  • Genetics of cardiomyopathy
  • Monitoring and prevention of heart disease in cancer patients
  • New therapies for ischemic stroke
  • Blood vessel aneurysm formation
  • 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 support and expand upon our unique strengths and areas of excellence like the Center for Vascular Biology that is focused solely on the study of blood vessel function.

About Clinical Trials

Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important and personal decision. The following frequently asked questions will provide you with detailed information about clinical trials. In addition, it is often helpful to talk to your health care provider, family members, or friends about deciding to join a trial. After you have identified some trial options, the next step is to contact the study research staff and ask questions about specific trials.