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