Center for Preclinical Surgical & Interventional Research

A Research Department at THI
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Center for Preclinical Surgical & Interventional Research

Improving Patient Care Through Innovation

The Center for Preclinical Surgical & Interventional Research was established in 1972 to advance the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The uniquely qualified staff of physicians and researchers have unequaled clinical experience and have collaborated with government agencies and biomedical companies over the course of its 47-year history to conceive, design, test and apply new treatments, techniques and devices to improve patient care.

Researchers in these laboratories have extensive experience in mechanical circulatory support devices. In fact, this Texas Heart Institute research department has been involved in the development of nearly every device in use today, including mechanical assist devices, ventricular assist devices (VAD), left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), total artificial hearts (TAH) and simple heart pumps.

Uniquely qualified physicians, engineers and scientists

Leading Innovation Since 1972

Center for Preclinical Surgical & Interventional Research was established in 1972 to advance the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The uniquely qualified staff of physicians and researchers have unequaled clinical experience and have collaborated with government agencies and biomedical companies over the course of its 46-year history to conceive, design, test and apply new treatments, techniques and devices to improve patient care.