Heart Institute - Research

Heart Institute - Research

Good Samaritan Hospital's Heart Institute conducts research on the most effective means of preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases. The laboratories develop and/or participate in groundbreaking studies, including tests to discover the most effective medications, devices and techniques. Findings have been published in all major medical/scientific journals and applied - case after case - to provide optimal care to patients.

Past investigations have focused on:

  • the role of estrogen in preventing heart disease
  • the effects of smoking on the heart
  • the role of DNA in strengthening the heart.

Good Samaritan Hospital's patients have benefited from the Heart Institute's research, particularly in the areas of:

  • state-of-the-art defibrillators and pacemakers
  • the newest anti-hypertensive medications
  • the latest techniques to cure arrhythmias and other cardiovascular diseases
  • congestive heart failure.

The Heart Institute currently participates in more than 30 clinical trials, many sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. We invite you to call to enroll in any of our clinical trials or major protocol studies.

To learn more about the Heart Institute's research programs or to enroll in any of our clinical trials or protocol studies, call (213) 977-4050.