Cardiology Division

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Cardiovascular Clinical Research Lab

The Cardiovascular Clinical Research Lab seeks to improve clinical diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

OverviewStudies are supported by government, industry or private grants. Research includes studies of new medications (including investigational drugs), studies of therapeutic devices (ex: new coronary artery stents), studies using new imaging techniques (ex: CT-angiography), genetic studies and studies of biologic markers.

The primary objective of cardiovascular clinical research is to support both junior and senior investigators throughout the clinical research process - from the conception of the idea, to writing grant proposals, acquiring statistical help, drafting contracts and obtaining help with patient recruitment.

Through collaborations among cardiologists and with investigators from other departments, we create opportunities to bring different areas of research activity together through this network of support. Monthly conferences provide a forum for discussion, giving investigators the opportunity to discuss their research with each other, so that physicians can keep abreast of the clinical research being performed. We hope to encourage an atmosphere of an open exchange of ideas, initiating dialogue within the cardiology community. It is our goal to facilitate collaboration.

Areas of Research

  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Cardiac biomarkers
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac MRI/CT
  • Echocardiography
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • Hypertension
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Thoracic aortic center
  • Vascular diseases

Publications

Every year physicians from the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center engage in innovative research efforts. Much of this research work is published in distinguished academic journals.

Read publications from the Cardiology Division (PDF)

Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 866-MGH-8910

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes


If you are a new patient, you may call the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center outpatient access office at 866-MGH-8910, or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment. A member of our access team will ask you more about your condition and symptoms, and match you with the best-fitting Corrigan Minehan Heart Center physician.