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Heart & Vascular Institute

Heart & Vascular Research and Clinical Trials

The field of heart and vascular research is advancing rapidly, and many of the most impressive strides in prevention, diagnosis and treatment are happening at the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute. Here, researchers are unraveling the basic mechanisms of these deadly diseases, discovering novel therapies, and testing lifesaving devices.

There are two types of research activity that take place at the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute – basic science and clinical research. Much of the basic science takes place in Temple’s cardiac-focused research centers, including the Independence Blue Cross Cardiovascular Research Center, the Center for Translational Medicine, the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, and the Center for Metabolic Disease Research. Clinical research and clinical trials involving patients occurs in the exam rooms and procedure suites at Temple University Hospital.

From groundbreaking basic science to exciting clinical breakthroughs – it’s all happening at the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute.

Research Focus Areas

Researchers and physicians at the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute are international leaders in the development of new therapies and technologies to treat heart disease and related conditions. Their work spans the basic science laboratories of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University to the operating rooms at Temple University Hospital.

Search Clinical Trials

Here you can browse clinical trials that are currently offered at the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute. 

About Clinical Trials

Clinical trials can offer benefits to those who participate. These benefits may include access to new treatment options or medical devices that are not widely available yet. Clinical trials can also give participants a feeling that they are helping to advance medical science.

About the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Temple University’s Institutional Review Board works to protect the rights, dignity and welfare of people who participate in research activities at Temple. 


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