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Cardiovascular Medicine

Members of the Cardiovascular Division pursue a wide variety of research, ranging from basic investigations on the biology of atherogenesis to the development of thrombolytic therapy for patients with acute myocardial infarction.

Major Areas of Research

Major areas of clinical and basic research interest among the faculty include:

  • Hemodynamics
  • Signal transduction and excitation-contraction coupling in cardiac and vascular myocytes
  • Cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Lipids and atherosclerosis
  • Cardiomyopathy and myocarditis
  • Thrombolysis in myocardial ischemic syndrome
  • Thrombosis and vascular biology
  • Molecular and cellular cardiology
  • Aging and cardiovascular homeostasis
  • Clinical epidemiology and biostatistics (including the Framingham Heart Study)
  • Clinical trials design and management
  • Echocardiography and non-invasive imaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • Exercise physiology/nuclear medicine
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

Recent Research Initiatives

Recent initiatives have expanded and enhanced the strong tradition of Cardiovascular Research at BIDMC. These include the:

  • Development of the CardioVascular Institute, an ideal infrastructure for both superb patient care and translational heart research
  • Targeted support of new cardiovascular research programs
  • Strategic recruitment of six new faculty conducting late break research in heart disease

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-8800