Duke Heart Center is devoted to making heart care better with each passing year through research and education.
Duke Heart Center is internationally known for translating scientific discoveries into new therapies and more effective treatments for heart disease.
About 200 cardiology studies and 20 cardiothoracic surgery studies are under way at Duke Heart Center -- including a number of "first-in-man" studies -- giving Duke patients access to leading-edge therapies, procedures, and devices.
Specific research highlights include:
Duke Heart Center prepares talented young physicians to be leaders in cardiovascular care, research, education, and policy-making.
Both cardiology and surgical trainees have opportunities to conduct original research and publish articles in leading journals, with many earning research grants and national recognition.
Duke's Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program is among the nation’s largest and provides comprehensive clinical training in invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular medicine to about 40 fellows.
The Duke Cardiothoracic Surgical Residency Program is among the nation’s most highly respected. Faculty mentors are committed to training residents in all clinical aspects of adult cardiac, congenital cardiac, and general thoracic surgery -- and to promoting careers in advanced clinical research.