Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Research Center focuses on translating scientific discoveries from the lab into leading-edge treatments and therapies for patients with heart and blood vessel disease. Another goal is to create new methods of prevention. The Cardiovascular Research Center has several cardiovascular research programs and resources.

In the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a dedicated, multispecialty team of Mayo Clinic physicians, researchers and others are working together to discover and apply innovative solutions for HLHS — a rare, complex form of congenital heart disease.

Another focus of research at Mayo Clinic is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic disease of the heart muscle, resulting in its enlargement. Researchers are trying to find out how the disease starts and they're looking for ways to stop symptoms before they begin in children. Ultimately, they want to stop sudden cardiac death in those who have the gene.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on pediatric cardiovascular diseases on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.