Duke conducts a wealth of clinical research to develop new therapies and is at the forefront of national efforts to improve patient outcomes through clinical trials in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.
- Duke is one of only nine U.S. sites in the NIH-funded Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network.
- Duke is the coordinating center and analytic engine for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database, a quality initiative that collects data from U.S. hospitals to improve treatment and outcomes.
To learn more, please click on a research program below.
Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN)
The CTSN is an NHLBI-sponsored network developed to promote clinical research in cardiac surgery.
Health Care Policy Research
Enhancing the value of health care by studying outcomes, processes, and structure of health care delivery
Lung Transplant Research
Developing new and highly effective therapies to improve and extend the lives of lung transplant patients
Thoracic Aortic Surgery Research
Among the country's leading centers in evaluating new techniques and technologies
Valve Surgery Research
Outcomes research and innovations in percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement
Ventricular Assist Device and Heart Transplant Research
Improving outcomes for patients with heart failure by pioneering the use of VADs