Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh


HVI faculty continue to develop a national reputation for excellence in cardiovascular research. Active awards for the HVI include over 30 NIH grants, more than 60 clinical trials, and an additional 15+ awards of other types. In the area of clinical research, our studies include a diverse array of new therapeutic drugs and devices including gene therapy for coronary artery disease, novel noninvasive therapies for angina and heart failure, a percutaneous ventricular assist device for patients dying from shock, and the first use of recombinant chimeric human protein for the treatment of congestive heart failure. Numerous presentations are regularly made by HVI faculty at the National Scientific Session of the American Heart Association Meeting (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE), and the Heart Failure Society.

Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Areas of Research

Research Expenditures in Cardiology

Research Expenditures in Cardiology