The heart failure program at Barnes-Jewish & Washington University Heart & Vascular Center is active in basic science and patient-oriented research. Scientists at the School of Medicine probe the underlying causes of heart failure, which helps contribute to the development of promising new treatments. A large clinical trials unit provides patients with access to experimental drugs and devices for the management of heart failure before they are approved and widely available.
The research group has made substantial contributions to clinical discoveries in the following areas:
- new pharmaceuticals for acute and chronic heart failure
- role of exercise training in patients with heart failure
- remote monitoring of patient health status
- implantable devices including defibrillators and biventricular pacing
- left ventricular assist devices
To make an appointment with a Washington University heart or vascular specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call