The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute was founded in 2007 to bring together Cedars-Sinai's strong research, clinical and educational programs. Internationally known cardiologist and researcher Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD serves as the institute's first director.
Cedars-Sinai's reputation in heart disease research is built on decades of innovation. Breakthroughs pioneered at Cedars-Sinai include:
Heart Institute researchers conduct basic research and clinical trials in a wide range of areas. Early detection of heart disease, new treatments for congestive heart failure, the role of blood thinners in heart failure, the effects of supplemental magnesium on heart disease patients and the effects of hormone replacement therapy on women with heart disease are just a few examples of current avenues of investigation.
A major focus of the Heart Institute is the study of stem cells. Heart Institute researchers have developed means to harvest stem cells from patients' own hearts. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, investigation focuses on how stem cells function in the cardiovascular system, and how they might be harnessed for potential applications in clinical cardiology.
Other examples of potential breakthrough research include:
In 2007, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked as one of the country's top hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery in the "America's Best Hospitals" edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Clinical programs offered at the Institute include:
Specialized facilities include:
Cedars-Sinai's Division of Cardiology offers ACGME-approved fellowships in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Additionally, advanced training fellowships are offered in interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiac imaging. The Department of Surgery has an ACGME approved residency in cadiothoracic surgery.
In addition, Cedars-Sinai recently received an endowment from The Broad Foundation to fund a women's heart research fellowship within its Women's Heart Center. Scientists selected for the one-year fellowship study coronary disease that affects the small arteries found throughout the heart, as well as other women's heart disease research topics.
Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD
Director, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Prediman K. Shah, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP
Director, Division of Cardiology; Director, Atherosclerosis Research Center
Shapell and Webb Family Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE
Clinical Chief, Division of Cardiology
Alfredo Trento, MD, FACS
Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Estelle, Abe and Marjorie Sanders Endowed Chair in Cardiac Surgery
Daniel S. Berman, MD
Chief, Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology
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