Vascular Biology Research
Dr. Arnar Geirsson, Director of our Minimally-Invasive Cardiac Surgical Program, is conducting ground-breaking basic research to understand how thoracic aortic aneurysms form. His research group has recently published an important article that has identified inflammatory cells and proteins in the blood and tissues that may be involved in the development of aortic aneurysms. An improved understanding of the role of these factors in aneurysm formation may lead to new treatment strategies.
Dr. Geirsson's research also includes Robot-Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.