Cardiovascular Surgery Biobank


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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

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 the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jordan Miller, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cori Larson CCRP

(507) 255-0036

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