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  • Cardiovascular Surgery Biobank Rochester, Minn.

    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.

  • The Use of Virtual Reality Modules to Reduce Pre-Operative Anxiety in a Cardiac Surgery Inpatient Population Rochester, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to use Virtual Reality(VR) goggles by inpatients during their pre-operative stay for up to 20 minutes to see if this will decrease objective anxiety measures and improve overall patient satisfaction. 

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