The Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota continues a long tradition of research into diseases of the heart, aorta and other blood vessels (cardiovascular diseases).

Mayo Clinic's research program includes laboratory research in cardiovascular disease and clinical trials of treatments and devices. In clinical research, Mayo Clinic doctors study experience with previous patients to identify the most appropriate treatments for present and future patients.

Researchers apply research discoveries to the treatment of people who have cardiovascular disease. Their efforts ensure that Mayo Clinic in Minnesota remains on the leading edge of patient care.

Clinical trials

Mayo Clinic researchers are actively involved in studies that evaluate potential treatments (clinical trials) for heart, lung and chest conditions. Learn more about current heart, lung and blood clinical trials at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.


See a list of Mayo Clinic publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.