At the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, our strength in cardiovascular research is the result of three things:
Our diverse portfolio of cardiology research studies allows us to expand our knowledge of anatomy, pharmacology, and technology.
We share our discoveries with our colleagues around the globe so that more people may benefit.
Our interests are many, but the major strengths of our cardiology clinical research program include studies in:
Cardiothoracic surgeons at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute also conduct novel research, with a focus on the following:
Our numerous cardiothoracic clinical research studies incorporate the disciplines of:
Our vascular physicians and scientists explore and develop treatments and technologies in the field of vascular medicine and surgery to improve the outcomes of our patients.
The scope of research involves bioengineering, molecular biology, stem cell therapy, gene therapy, and other aspects of vascular biology, especially in these areas:
Ongoing basic science research studies include:
We lead a very active outcomes research program using local and national administrative databases to look at the outcomes of patients with:
We also participate in several cardiovascular clinical trials testing new devices and technologies.
The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute’s researchers rely on high-quality data collection, analysis, and preparation from our Center for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Innovation (COIN) (HVI-COIN).
The HVI-COIN employs two full-time biostatisticians and a research data manager who collect, analyze, and prepare data, advise on the development of study questions, and prepare abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts for research activities. Our team uses proven statistical and mathematical methods to help HVI doctors and scientists conduct better research in a timely manner.
Learn more about the centers and cores at the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood, and Vascular Medicine Institute and how our multidisciplinary team of scientists is advancing research in the heart, lung, and blood systems.