Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Research Program

The Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Research Program focuses on heart function from birth through adulthood. Specific focus areas include coronary artery disease and atherothrombosis, cardiac development, congenital heart disease, acquired pediatric heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, myocardial protection from ischemia, and resuscitation science. Branches within this program include the Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch, and Heart Failure and Arrhythmias Branch.

What We Do

Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch

The Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch conducts and manages an integrated basic and clinical research program to study the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of coronary artery disease, a type of heart disease, and atherothrombosis. It is responsible for translating promising scientific and technological advances from discovery through preclinical studies to networks and multisite clinical trials. View funding information for the Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch.

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Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch

The Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch conducts and manages an integrated basic and clinical research program to study normal and abnormal cardiovascular development. It is also responsible for overseeing research related to the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric and adult structural heart disease. The Branch is a focal point for the coordination of activities and the development of educational materials related to clinical research on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the NHLBI and the NIH. It promotes opportunities to translate promising scientific and technological advances from their discovery through preclinical studies to network and multisite clinical trials. Areas supported by the Branch include heart development and structural disease. View funding information for the Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch.

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Heart Failure and Arrhythmias Branch

The Heart Failure and Arrhythmias Branch conducts and manages an integrated basic and clinical research program that studies normal cardiac function and pathogenesis aimed at improving the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of heart failure and arrhythmias. The Branch promotes opportunities that translate promising scientific and technological advances from their discovery through preclinical studies to multisite and network clinical trials. Areas supported by the Branch include heart failure, arrhythmias, myocardial protection, and resuscitation science. View funding information for the Heart Failure and Arrhythmias Branch.

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