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Clinical Research

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.

To learn more, please click on a research program below.

Research Programs

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