Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Research Interests

Research at Penn Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is organized into overlapping disease-focused research interests. All Penn CVI researchers, labs and activities fall within one or more of the following programs. Each of these research interests contribute to breakthroughs in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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    Congenital Heart Disease and Development

    The Congenital Heart Disease and Development Research Program at the Penn Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) focuses on the genetic, molecular and translational research of congenital heart disease.

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    Myocyte Biology and Heart Failure

    The Myocyte Biology and Heart Failure Research Program at the Penn Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) in Philadelphia is focused on congestive heart failure and the pathophysiology of myocardial remodeling.

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    Cardiac Electrophysiology and Channel Biology

    The Cardiac Electrophysiology and Channel Biology Program Unit at the Penn Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) in Philadelphia performs cardiac electrophysiology research.

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    Biotechnology and Imaging

    The Biotechnology and Imaging Program at the Penn Cardiovascular Institute in Philadelphia includes research facilities and expertise directed at the integration of physics, engineering, biophysics, imaging and other quantitative sciences into cardiovascular studies.

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    Pulmonary Vascular Disease

    The Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at the Penn Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is focused on understanding the mechanisms of a variety of diseases characterized by pulmonary vascular dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension and the subsequent effects on the right side of the heart.

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