Research within the Cardiac Anesthesia Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital advances the evolving field of cardiac anesthesiology and improves outcomes for both adult and pediatric patients.
Research & Clinical Trials
Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are spearheading an international effort to study optical coherence tomography (OCT), an imaging technology that could help doctors identify the vulnerable coronary plaques that cause heart attacks.
Cardiac surgery research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center offers patients the most promising therapies based on the latest scientific evidence.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiovascular Biorepository (CVBio) advances cardiovascular research by providing patient data and blood samples to help researchers understand how genes and other factors contribute to heart disease.
The Cardiovascular Clinical Research Lab seeks to improve clinical diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
The Jaffer Lab is developing new approaches to image high-risk plaques (narrowings, blockages) that cause myocardial infarction (heart attacks), which could ultimately help prevent heart attacks from occurring.
The Natarajan Laboratory uses genomics, biomarkers, bioinformatics, mobile technology, and deep phenotypic learning to discover and understand the causal factors of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
The Ott Laboratory in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery is working to develop new tissue engineering strategies for regenerating whole organs and organ grafts as an alternative to donor transplantation.
Transforming Medicine Through Innovation
Research at Massachusetts General Hospital integrates the full spectrum of "bench to bedside" discovery. Laboratory scientists work collaboratively with clinicians to make discoveries and turn them into treatments, diagnostics and devices that improve our quality of life.