Our Mission

Cardiovascular Research

At the Cardiovascular Institute, we continually advance our knowledge through new diagnostic methods and treatments. Our leading-edge research brings new discoveries and treatments, and our eligible patients are frequently offered the opportunity to participate in clinical research, giving them access to the newest treatments. As leading teaching hospitals of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals have active cardiology training programs for medical students, residents, and fellows.

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital receive millions of dollars from the National Institutes of Health to study cardiac patients participating in the cardiac rehabilitation and maintenance programs. The research explores the link between depression and heart disease, evaluates the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation for men and women, and tests interventions aimed at helping patients stay physically active following a supervised cardiac rehabilitation program.

The Cardiovascular Research Center: In affiliation with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the Cardiovascular Research Center conducts research on topics such as new blood tests for predicting cardiac conditions. Center researchers are developing catheter-based approaches to treat heart disease, therapies for heart failure, and therapies to prevent arrhythmias and sudden death. Through translational research, which brings breakthroughs from the laboratory to clinical trials quickly, basic and clinical researchers work together to “translate” new discoveries into promising therapies for patients. 

The Vascular Disease Research Center is a center of excellence for peripheral vascular disease research that is funded by the National Institutes of Health. The center also coordinates a number of Food and Drug Administration studies at Rhode Island Hospital.