The Cardiovascular Research Center comprises clinician-researchers and scientists from Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Center faculty works collaboratively to rapidly translate basic scientific research into new tests and treatments, to provide access to clinical trials, and to facilitate care for patients with cardiovascular disease.

Research programs and resources

The Cardiovascular Research Center operates seven disease programs and resources that emphasize discovery, innovative therapeutics and novel diagnostics:

These programs and resources are affiliated with three other major Mayo Clinic centers:

Other initiatives

In addition to its research programs, the Cardiovascular Research Center has other initiatives that support research in cardiovascular disease, including:

  • A grants program aimed at increasing the number of established Mayo Clinic investigators engaged in cardiovascular research while also fostering the career development of young investigators
  • An entrepreneurship program with seminars, mini-sabbaticals and visiting lecturers that trains, links and supports new and newly engaged researchers who are pursuing entrepreneurial efforts
  • Administrative leadership who interact with institutional leadership to align the center's work with the Mayo Clinic mission

Cardiovascular clinical trials

Mayo Clinic is a leader in translating knowledge gained from cardiovascular research into better patient care. Thanks to discoveries within the Cardiovascular Research Center, Mayo Clinic patients have access to dozens of clinical trials for cardiovascular diseases led by Mayo Clinic scientists.

Look for a clinical trial to participate in.

Cardiovascular patient care

Mayo Clinic's philosophy of patient care, which emphasizes developing medicine as a cooperative science between clinicians (physicians) and researchers, is integral to the Cardiovascular Research Center. This approach enables physicians and researchers to form productive collaborations across cardiovascular programs and specialties, enabling collective knowledge to enhance the potential for breakthroughs in cardiovascular research and treatment.

Learn more about cardiovascular disease treatment at Mayo Clinic.


The Cardiovascular Research Center's Executive Committee oversees daily operations and the center's strategic plan.

The Scientific Advisory Committee advises the Executive Committee and supports strategic planning. The Scientific Advisory Committee includes scientists and physician-scientists from Mayo Clinic and other organizations, including leaders in biotechnology at commercial entities and those with links to federal funding agencies and private foundations.