Cardiovascular

The Cardiovascular Research Program combines the expertise of scientists and clinicians to support research breakthroughs and advances. 

Areas of research interest include:

  • Genetic basis of cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiac development
  • Endothelial receptors and signaling
  • Epidemiology of cardiac disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Stem cells and heart regulation
  • Dilated cardiac myopathy
  • Cardiac devices unit

Inherited Cardiomyopathy Clinic

The Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Clinic is an example of beneficial clinical exchange arising from the Yale UCL Collaboration. Professor William McKenna is an internationally recognized clinical investigator in inherited cardiomyopathies and other sudden death syndromes. Based at UCL, he works with Yale cardiologists and geneticists to diagnose and manage those at risk of developing these conditions. His monthly clinic started in November 2009. Since the Collaborative began, the Center has received a 6.8 million Euro grant from the EU (BIOMAGSCAR) for research on a biodegradable magnetic stent for insertion in coronary arteries and that a portion of the award supported work at Yale.