Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic have a long history and tradition of laboratory and clinical research. In the laboratory, researchers study the basic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. In clinical research, researchers study past patients' experiences to determine the most appropriate treatment for present and future patients. The active clinical and laboratory research ensures that cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery at Mayo Clinic will remain on the leading edge of medical science and state-of-the-art care.

Clinical trials

Mayo Clinic researchers are actively involved in clinical trials to evaluate new approaches for treatment of heart, lung and chest conditions.

Learn more about current clinical trials in heart, lung and blood at Mayo Clinic.