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Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute

Our mission at Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center is to continually improve medical care and discover cures for our cardiovascular patients and for patients across the globe. And that is why research is a key part of our heart program.

The Ohio State University Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute (DHLRI) opened on October 13, 2010. We're one of the nation’s few free-standing facilities devoted entirely to the research of diseases affecting the heart, lungs and blood vessels.

Researchers at Ohio State’s Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute work closely with scientists, clinicians and physicians at the Ross Heart Hospital to bring new diagnostic procedures and medical therapies (treatments) to patients with heart and vascular disease. 

Learn more about DHLRI.

Cardiovascular Clinical Trials

One of the benefits of this strong collaboration between researchers and physicians is the development of clinical trials. A clinical trial is a carefully designed and conducted research study that uses human volunteers. Clinical trials are the safest and fastest ways to identify medical therapies that work and improve health and often focus on new heart-related medications and devices; new diagnostic and surgical procedures; and new uses for already existing therapies.

We are currently recruiting participants for these cardiovascular clinical trials – Learn more about our clinical trials or review our current vascular clinical trials.