Division of Cardiology Research Program Manager:
Elizabeth Turrentine, MPH, CCRP
The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine has a wide range of research activities that include:
- Basic Research
- Cardiovascular Medicine
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computational Medicine
- Aerospace Engineering
- Molecular Medicine
- Preventative Cardiology
- Non-Invasive Cardiology
- Interventional Cardiology
The large and diverse cardiology research programs allowed our cardiology fellows to have varied unique research experience. Examples of their involvement include:
- Participating in the STEMI Study (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction).
- Participating in a large 1500 patient cohort to study cardiovascular disease in Mexican-Americans living in South Texas.
- Participating in a local study evaluating school children prior to intense athletic activities to determine preexisting heart problems.
The interventional group has a number of basic science efforts ranging from stem cell treatment for acute myocardial infarction, the prevention of reperfusion injury, the development of hybrid intravascular imaging