Cardiovascular Surgery Biobank


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 10-001851
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 10-001851

About this study

Researchers in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic are developing a new research resource called the "Cardiovascular Surgery Biobank" (hereafter referred to as the "Biobank". Participants in the Biobank allow investigators at the Mayo Clinic to obtain diseased tissue that is removed during cardiovascular surgery, and allow access to medical records for research now and in the future. The Biobank serves as a resource for researchers in cardiovascular disease; instead of having to wait for months or years for tissue to be accumulated, researchers can use samples from the Biobank that were normally removed as a part of your surgical procedure.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Able to provide informed consent
  • Family willing/able to provide consent for unsolicited volunteers
  • Has a surgical procedure performed by staff in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Has a Mayo Clinic ID


Exclusion Criteria

  • Institutionalized (i.e., Federal Medical Prison)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jordan Miller, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cori Larson CCRP



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