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Learn more about the centers and cores at the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood, and Vascular Medicine Institute and how our multidisciplinary team of scientists is advancing research in the heart, lung, and blood systems.

In the News

Dr. Catalin Toma served as the local principal investigator on a study of stem-cell therapy for heart failure treatment. Results were recently published and presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology.​

Learn more from TribLive.

Dr. Marc Simon​ served as the lead investigator on a study of the effectiveness of inhaled sodium nitrite therapy for patients with pulmonary hypertension. Updated study results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Learn more from Pulmonary Hypertension News.


Heart and Vascular Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies involving human volunteers who are closely monitored by:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Research assistants
  • Data analysts

If you are considering participation in a clinical trial, it is important to:

  • Discuss your health and review your medical records with your cardiologist and care team to determine eligibility.
  • Ask your cardiologist to assist you in discussing the decision with family members and caregivers, so questions or concerns can be addressed.
  • Work with your doctor to sign and consent to trial treatment.
  • Remember that participation is voluntary. You may choose to or be asked to cease participation in the trial at any time.

Learn more about the University of Pittsburgh's Pitt+Me Registry.

Search the US government's clinical trial database now for heart and vascular trials.

Featured Clinical Trials and Research

Learn more about our studies and trials below:

Pitt + Me Clinical Trials

The Pitt+Me Registry​ is a pro​gram of the University of Pittsburgh's Clinical and​ Translational Scien​ce Institute (CTSI) that engages researchers, patients, and volunteers from the greater Pittsburgh community in an effort to advance science and improve health for future generations. 

We encourage you to join the more than 100,000 participants in the Pitt+Me Registry​ who have signed up to receive our newsletter and hear more about research opportunities that may be of interest. 

Learn more about research studies and clinical trials that are related to heart and circulation​.

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