Emerging Vascular Interventions
As a pioneer in the development of minimally invasive cardiac therapy, SCCR is advancing a new generation of in vivo analytical tools to better understand the process of vascular healing after device implantation. Working with surgical and nonsurgical concepts, our group is investigating the ability to reduce the invasiveness of the intervention, improve the biocompatibility of devices, and promote vascular healing.
Applied Cardiovascular Imaging
SCCR is developing imaging concepts that improve the safety and efficacy of cardiac interventions. For example, X-ray-based and ultrasound-based applications, such as 3-D reconstruction of the left ventricle, may improve the efficacy of endomyocardial cell delivery. In addition, research in advanced endovascular imaging could potentially provide the tools for the in vivo evaluation of vascular healing occurring after drug-eluting stent implantation.
Regenerative Interventional Therapies
We are at the forefront of cell therapy for myocardial regeneration. By developing models of myocardial damage and combining them with imaging guidance, we are able to map the area of damage, manage the site of injection, and monitor the effect of the therapy using sophisticated imaging tools.
Emerging Cardiovascular Concepts
SCCR is defined by innovative thinking. Our physicians and scientists not only assist in the validation of new technologies and research applications, they also envision novel concepts, pioneering treatments, and early device designs that will shape the future of interventional medicine.