The Heart Institute is home to the innovative Alberta Cardiovascular and Stroke Research Centre (ABACUS), located on the lower level. ABACUS brings scientists and clinicians together in a translational research centre with cores representing the four pillars of research:
- vascular biology
- imaging and intervention
- clinical trials and outcomes
- a multi-media facility for research and education
ABACUS and the Cardiovascular Translational Research Centre are two examples of over 14 major cardiovascular research groups at the University of Alberta. The heart Institute’s research strength is further bolstered by Alberta Health Services’s clinical research hospitals. Together, our research groups are pushing the frontiers of what is possible in preventing and treating heart disease.