Our Cardiology Research group represents the efforts of the entire Division of Cardiology at UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health. Our Cardiology research team has participated in hundreds of important research projects discovering and testing medical devices, new drugs, and clinical strategies. It is our mandate to bring the latest technologies and research results to our patients.
As part of a teaching hospital, our Cardiac division is dedicated to improving the health of patients with heart disease. During your admission or clinic visit, you may be invited to take part in a research study. Some studies test new drugs or devices, or compare different treatments. The study may involve recording your health information, or telephone or clinic visit follow-ups. Participation in research is voluntary and will not affect your medical care. Your identity as a research subject will be kept confidential.