Turning the Tables on Cardiovascular Disease
We care deeply about the conditions, like heart disease, affecting our community. In fact, more people in Wisconsin die of heart disease than any other condition. At Aurora Health Care, our cardiology and cardiovascular researchers are looking to reverse this trend with a research program dedicated to preventing age-related heart disease.
Research Dedicated to Studying Age-Related Heart Disease
The Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging (CIRCA) brings together research experts and extraordinary scientific resources. We are unraveling the biology of the aging heart so we can help people in Wisconsin and all over the world live longer, healthier lives.
Highlights of our program include:
- Scientific resources: Our ambitions are big but within reach, thanks to the scientific resources available at Aurora Health Care. Cardiovascular research takes place in our state-of-the-art Discovery Laboratory and the laboratory at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Here, scientists have access to all the technology, equipment and support you would expect in a world-class research laboratory. Read more about Discovery Laboratory at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and the Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center Laboratories.
- Uncommon expertise: Aurora is home to cardiovascular research that is typically not available outside academic medical centers. Our team includes scientists who specialize in stem cells. These special cells can be reengineered into healthy heart cells to help repair damaged or diseased cells. This level of expertise helps us research heart disease in ways that would not otherwise be possible.
- Exceptional cardiovascular care for current patients: Our research will someday change the lives of people at risk for heart failure. But people don’t need to wait to receive exceptional care. Our nationally ranked cardiovascular program delivers today’s best available treatments, including lifesaving ventricular assist devices for heart failure. Learn more about heart & vascular services at Aurora.