Research conducted by cardiac surgeons at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Heart & Vascular Center includes basic science and translational work that potentially brings discoveries from the laboratory to clinical research and patient application. Current clinical research includes new techniques to:
In the research laboratory, we are studying:
Heterograft valve replacement and the immunogenetics of valve transplant
Clinical research fellows are involved in the acquisition, analysis and publication of data of patients, who were operated on in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Brigham & Women's Hospital. The aim of the clinical research is to demonstrate results and trends of new therapeutic procedures and compare interventions in cardiac surgery through retrospective and prospective studies that will help establish more effective treatments and therapeutic protocols. Work includes review of the literature, sampling and processing of patients data, and simple statistical (descriptive) analysis. Further, manuscripts are prepared for publication, depending on the importance of the results. Fellows also participate in the preparation of manuscripts for textbooks. For more information please contact: BWHCardiacSurgery@partners.org.
Click on a surgeon’s name to learn more about cardiac surgery research projects.
Your contributions to our research will provide even better care for the next generation of patients. Donations can be directed toward:
Learn how you can support our cardiac surgery research projects.