Cardiovascular Research Institute
Heart disease is the nation's No. 1 health problem, and The University of Kansas Health System is dedicated to advancing the fight against cardiovascular disease. Through research and innovation at our Cardiovascular Research Institute in Kansas City, we strive to uncover knowledge and information that will bring new therapies to patients. The Cardiovascular Research Institute builds bridges between the scientists and doctors to improve care and search for cures. It helps bring what we learn from the lab to the bedside.
The University of Kansas Health System performs heart disease research to improve the health and lives of people in Kansas City, across the nation and around the world.
Jerry Sheridan of Sheridan's Frozen Custard was always active in his family business and his community. But a deadly heart attack affected him so severely, doctors didn't expect him to live. A risky combination of treatments was his only hope for survival.
Areas of Research
The Cardiovascular Research Institute connects investigators from a wide range of research fields. Our major research areas include:
- Repairing the heart with adult stem cells
- Protecting against heart attacks
- Treating heart disease
- Treating heart rhythm problems
Our center continues to grow as we expand patient care, train future cardiology leaders and conduct trailblazing research to pioneer future medical breakthroughs.