Heart Failure Research

Our physicians are making significant contributions towards understanding the benefits and risks of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) in ambulatory heart failure patients. Under the supervision of Jerry D. Estep, MD, the leader of the research affinity group for heart failure, our physicians are actively involved in over 20 clinical trials ranging from devices to drugs and biologics. Our team’s research interests include:

  • Left ventricular assist devices 
  • Stem cell and novel drug therapy research in patients with heart failure. 
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy 
  • Optimizing outcomes in end-stage heart failure using decision tools