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Characterizing Left and Right Ventricular Function in Relation to Exercise Capacity in Breast Cancer Survivors
The purpose of this study is to determine if exercise improves cardiac remodeling as a way to mitigate the negative effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy which lead to reduced exercise tolerance.
Role of the Gut Microbiome in Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a progressive, symptomatic, and ultimately fatal disorder for which there are no effective therapies. Resident gut microbiota are now recognized as potent modifiers of the host immune responses in various pathologies. Evidence from animal studies suggest that the microbial composition is altered in lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. Our goal in this study will be to determine and compare the gut microbial composition between healthy individuals and pulmonary hypertensive patients.
Sulzbacher Cardiovascular Research Protocol
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of intensive, guideline-directed, preventative therapies on cardiovascular disease in the homeless population to help develop an appropriate care model for preventing and treating CVD in the homeless.