On January 1, 2020, Carol and her husband traveled to Florida for the start of their four-month winter vacation. Carol felt fatigued as soon as she arrived, but did not initially give much thought to it. After a few days, Carol’s exhaustion had grown, and she’d developed a new pain in her abdomen.
Cardiac Surgery Lab
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Explore This Research Lab
Cardiac surgery research contributes to the care of patients worldwide through the publication of research results in major, peer-reviewed scientific journals and the dissemination of information through teaching activities.
Over the years, our cardiac surgery research team has made many significant advances in the practice of cardiac surgery. These include:
- The first removal of a tumor within the heart in the U.S. under total body hypothermia (1955)
- The first use of extra-corporeal circulation to repair a heart defect in an infant (1956)
- The development of the intra-aortic balloon assist device in conjunction with AVCO
- The development of a test to help assess heart attacks and the appropriateness of surgery (1986)
- The first heart-liver transplant operation in New England (1993)
Areas of Research
- Beating heart surgery
- Thoracic aortic diseases
- Tissue engineering
- Transplantation biology
- Valve research
- Dec | 21 | 2021
Blum Center Program: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Mental Health, and Resiliency Over the Holidays
Anxiety and depression can significantly affect quality of life for adults with congenital heart disease. In this presentation from December 21, 2021, psychologist Dr. Tina Luberto discusses resiliency, mental health and how to live your best life.
- Aug | 12 | 2021
Exercise for adults with congenital heart disease poses many unique challenges. In this presentation from August 12, 2021, Sherrin Gallagher, ACNP, AACC, reviews the importance of exercise and current guidelines for adults with congenital heart disease.
- Jul | 20 | 2021
In this presentation from July 20, 2021, Dr. Doreen DeFaria Yeh reviews the specific medical issues that develop among children and adults born with a complex congenital heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot.
- Press Release
- Jul | 8 | 2021
Las puntuaciones de riesgo genético podrían mejorar la identificación clínica de los pacientes con mayor riesgo de infarto
Un equipo descubrió recientemente que la aplicación de la PRS puede identificar a los pacientes de riesgo que actualmente no se identifican mediante las evaluaciones clínicas estándar.
- Jun | 18 | 2021
Not even a global pandemic, with all its difficult diversions and delays, could stop the nurses of Ellison 9 from staying on track with a project timeline they had set before the COVID-19 outbreak.