Research Science Categories

Updated:Mar 10,2013


The American Heart Association is frequently asked to categorize the research it is funding by a number of different categories.  These requests can originate with our donors, the general public or our many volunteers. 


Basic Cell - Cell Structure and Survival
Apoptosis and Autophagy 
Cell Adhesion-Extracellular Matrix 
Cell Motility and Migration 
Cell Proliferation-Cell Cycle 
Cytoskeletal Elements and Adaptor Proteins 
ER Stress 
Heat Shock Proteins 
Mitochondrial Function 
Muscle Cell Contractility 
Oxidative Stress 
Ubiquitination and Sumoylation
 
Basic Cell - Genetics and Epigenetic
Cell Proliferation-Cell Cycle 
Chromatin-Modifications, Nuclear Matrix and Mitosis 
DNA Repair 
Gene Therapy 
Genomics 
MicroRNA and Non-Coding RNA's 
Mutagenesis 
Post-Transcription Regulation / Protein-RNA Interaction Transcription Regulation / Protein-DNA Interaction
 
Basic Cell - Membranes and Subcellular Organelles
Caveolae-Lipid Rafts and Microdomains 
Cell Adhesion-Extracellular Matrix 
Endoplasmic Reticulum Function 
Intracellular Junction 
Intracellular Targeting 
Intracellular Trafficking 
Mitochondrial Function

Basic Cell - Proteins and Crystallography
Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 
Post Translational Protein Modifications 
Protein Degradation and Translation 
Protein Lipid Interaction 
Protein-Protein Interactions 
Protein Structure-function Relationships 
Proteomics 
Structural Studies of Proteins
Structure of Ligand Protein Interactions
 
Basic Cell - Regenerative Cell Biology
Animal Models - e.g. Mouse Models-Drosophila-Zebrafish-Avian and Xenopus 
Cell Differentiation and Proliferation 
Cell Transplantation, Cell Fusion and Engraftment 
Paracrine Factors 
Progenitor Cell 
Signal Transductions 
Stem Cells-iPS cells 
Tissue Engineering and Technologies

Behavioral Science (Prevention / Intervention) – Clinical
Behavioral Science-Intervention - primordial-primary prevention 
Behavioral Science-Intervention - secondary prevention 
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Cardiac Rehabilitation 
Exercise/Physical Activity 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities 
Health Promotion-Disease Prevention 
Nutrition 
Patient Behavior 
Pediatric 
Prevention and Management of CAD 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Failure 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Hypertension 
Prevention and Management of Metabolic Risk Factors 
Prevention and Management of Obesity 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Stroke 
Prevention and Treatment of Tobacco Use 
Preventive Cardiology 
Psycho-Social Factors 
Stroke Rehabilitation

Behavioral Science (Prevention / Intervention) - Population Studies
Behavioral Science-Intervention - primordial-primary prevention 
Behavioral Science-Intervention - secondary prevention 
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Cardiac Rehabilitation 
Economics 
Epidemiology 
Exercise-Physical Activity 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities 
Health Promotion-Disease Prevention 
Informatics 
Nutrition 
Patient Behavior 
Pediatric 
Prevention and Management of CAD 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Failure 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Hypertension 
Prevention and Management of Metabolic Risk Factors 
Prevention and Management of Obesity 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Stroke 
Prevention and Treatment of Tobacco Use 
Preventive Cardiology 
Psycho-Social Factors 
Risk Stratification and Biomarkers 
Stroke Rehabilitation

Bioengineering and Biotechnology - Basic Science
Biomaterials 
Biomechanics 
Biotransport Processes 
Chemistry and Chemical Synthesis 
Drug Delivery 
Drug Development - e.g. inhibitor-antibodies-agonists or antagonists 
Effector Devices - e.g. Neuromuscular Stimulators-Defibrillators-Pacemakers 
Mechanical Cardiac Assistance and Replacement Technology 
Molecular-Cellular Tissue Engineering and Technologies - e.g. Gene-Cell and Tissue Engineering 
Molecular Modeling-Bioinformatics 
Nanotechnology and Nanobiology 
Physiological Modeling-Computer Simulation 
Rehabilitation Engineering 
Sensors and Measurement Devices - e.g. Microfluidics-Chemical Sensing-Lab on a Chip 
Signal and Image Processing and Analysis

Bioengineering and Biotechnology – Clinical
Biomaterials 
Biomechanics 
Clinical Sensors and Measurement Devices - e.g. Microfluidics-Chemical Sensing-Lab on a Chip 
Drug Delivery and Development 
Effector Devices - e.g. Neuromuscular Stimulators-Defibrillators-Pacemakers 
Mechanical Cardiac Assistance and Replacement Technology 
Molecular / Cellular Tissue Engineering (Clinical Applications) 
Nanotechnology and Nanobiology (Clinical Applications) 
Patient Based Physiological Modeling 
Rehabilitation Engineering 
Signal and Image Processing and Analysis

Stroke - Basic Science
Blood-Brain Barrier 
Brain Immunology and Inflammation 
Cell Therapies in Stroke 
Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 
Cerebral Edema 
Cerebral Hypoxia 
Cerebral Ischemic Cell Death 
Cerebral Plasticity and Repair 
Cerebral Vascular Biology 
CNS Autonomic Control 
Endocrinology 
Experimental Electrophysiology - e.g. patch clamp - sharp electrodes 
Genetics / Epigenetics and Genomics 
Hematology 
Hypertension 
Intracranial Hemorrhage 
Nephrology 
Neurodevelopment 
Neuroimaging (e.g. MRI, CT, PET, TCD) 
Neuroprotection: Focal Cerebral Ischemia 
Neuroprotection: Global Cerebral Ischemia 
Perinatal Brain Injury 
Pre-conditioning and Tolerance 
Proteomics and Metabolomics 
Rehabilitation 
Stem Cell / Progenitor Cell Function 
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 
Traumatic Injury 
Vascular Dementia 
White Matter and Glial Cell Biology

Brain-Stroke - Clinical Science
Blood-Brain Barrier 
Brain Immunology and Inflammation 
Cell Therapies in Stroke 
Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 
Cerebral Edema and Intracranial Pressure 
Cerebral Hypoxia 
Cerebral Plasticity and Repair 
Cerebral Vascular Biology 
Clinical Trials 
Electrophysiology (e.g. stroke related) 
Emergency Care of Stroke 
Endocrinology 
Endovascular or Surgical Interventions 
Genetics / Epigenetics and Genomics 
Hematology 
Hypertension 
Intracranial Hemorrhage 
Nephrology 
Neuroimaging (e.g. MRI, CT, PET, TCD) 
Neuroprotection 
Perinatal Brain Injury 
Pre-conditioning and Tolerance 
Pre-hospital Care of Stroke 
Proteomics and Metabolomics 
Rehabilitation 
Speech Language Pathology 
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 
Traumatic Injury (including Critical Care Medicine Research) 
Vascular Dementia 
White Matter

Cardiac Biology / Regulation - Basic Science
Aging
Angiogenesis 
Apoptosis 
Cardiomyopathies 
Congestive Heart Failure 
Contractile Proteins-Contractility 
Coronary Circulation-Artery Disease 
Epigenetics-MicroRNAs 
Exercise Physiology - Basic Mechanisms 
Genetics of Myocardial Disease 
Genomics-Metabolomics-Proteomics 
Hemodynamics 
Hypertrophy 
Inflammation 
Mitochondrial Biology 
Myocardial Ischemia 
Myocardial Metabolism / Substrate Utilization 
Neurohormonal Control 
Nitric Oxide - in the heart 
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Dyslipidemias 
Oxidative Stress 
Remodeling 
Stem Cells - iPS Cells - Regenerative Science 
Valvular Disease 
Ventricular Function

Cardiac Biology / Regulation – Clinical
Aging 
Angiogenesis 
Cardiomyopathies 
Congestive Heart Failure 
Coronary Circulation-Artery Disease 
Epigenetics-MicroRNAs 
Exercise Physiology - Basic Mechanisms 
Genetics of Myocardial Disease 
Genomics-Metabolomics-Proteomics 
Hemodynamics 
Hypertrophy 
Inflammation 
Myocardial Ischemia 
Neurohormonal Control 
Nitric Oxide - in the heart 
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Dyslipidemias 
Oxidative Stress 
Regenerative Therapies 
Remodeling 
Valvular Disease 
Ventricular Function

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias-Regulation - Basic Science
Cell and Gene Therapies for Arrhythmias 
Cellular Electrophysiology 
Genetic Mechanisms of Arrhythmias 
Heart Failure-Cardiomyopathy and Arrhythmias 
Ion channels 
Mechano-Electric Coupling 
Neurohumoral Modulation 
Pacing and Devices 
Systems Biology and Computer Modeling 
Translational Models of Arrhythmias

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias-Regulation – Clinical
Cell and Gene Therapies for Arrhythmias 
Cellular Electrophysiology 
Clinical Arrhythmia Management 
Electrophysiologic Testing 
Genetic Mechanisms of Arrhythmias 
Heart failure, Cardiomyopathy and Arrythmias 
Ion channels 
Neurohumoral Modulation 
Non-invasive risk stratification 
Pacing and Devices 
Systems Biology and Computer Modeling

Cardiorenal - Basic Science
Aging and Gender Differences 
Autonomic Neurophysiology 
Cardiovascular Complications of Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease 
Chemokines and Cytokines 
Cystic Kidney Disease 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome 
Drug Effects and Adverse Effects 
Genomics and Genetics in Renal Disease 
Glomerular Cell Biology and Injury 
Growth Factors, Cell Signaling and Peptide Hormones 
Hypertensive Vascular Renal Disease 
Immunological Injury and Inflammation in the Kidney 
Inorganic Ions - Na-K-Cl - Metabolism 
Ischemia-Reperfusion and Acute Kidney Injury 
Mechanisms of Renal Disease Progression and Fibrosis 
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Proteomics and Biomarkers in Renal Injury 
Renal Hemodynamics and Physiology 
Structural and Matrix Biology 
Transporters and Ion Channels

Cardiorenal – Clinical
Aging and Gender Differences 
Autonomic Neurophysiology 
CVD Complications of Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease 
Cystic Kidney Disease 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome 
Drug Effects and Adverse Effects 
Epidemiology, Outcomes and Clinical Trials in Kidney Disease 
Genomics and Genetics in Renal Disease 
Hypertensive Vascular Renal Disease 
Immunological Injury and Inflammation in the Kidney 
Inorganic Ions - Na-K-Cl - Metabolism 
Ischemia - Reperfusion and Acute Kidney Injury 
Mechanisms and Management of Proteinuria 
Mechanisms of Renal Disease Progression and Fibrosis 
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Proteomics and Biomarkers in Renal Injury 
Renal Growth, Differentiation and Angiogenesis 
Renal Hemodynamics and Physiology 
Renal Transplant Biology and Dysfunction

Cardiovascular Development - Basic Science
Angiogenesis-Vasculogenesis 
Animal Models of Cardiovascular Development - e.g. Mouse Models-Drosophila-Zebrafish-Avian and Xenopus 
Cardiovascular Cell Fate, Lineage and Differentiation (e.g. - Vascular Smooth Muscle, Endothelial Cells, Cardiomyocytes and Neural Crest) 
Cardiovascular Congenital Malformations 
Cardiovascular-Molecular Signaling Pathways During Development 
Cardiovascular Morphogenesis 
Developmental Bioengineering - e.g. Blood Flow-Shear Stress 
Development of Conduction System - e.g. Electrophysiology 
Epicardium 
Gene Regulation (e.g. Cardiovascular microRNA, Cardiovascular Transcription Factors, Promoter Analysis and Epigenetics) 
Genomics and Genetics of Cardiovascular Development 
Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease 
Stem Cells - iPS Cells - Regenerative Science 
Valve Development and Morphogenesis
 
Cardiovascular Development – Clinical
Cardiovascular Congenital Malformations 
Cardiovascular - Molecular Signaling Pathways and Gene Regulation 
Cardiovascular Morphogenesis-Cardiac Teratology 
Genomics, Epigenetics and Proteomics 
Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease 
Stem Cells - iPS Cells (Regenerative Medicine) and Tissue Engineering

Cell Transport and Metabolism - Basic Science
ABC Transporters 
Calcium and Magnesium Transport and Regulation 
Cell Biochemistry and Metabolism 
Cell membranes - Structure and Function 
Cellular and Molecular Biology of Ion Channels and Transporters 
Cellular Fluorescence Imaging 
Cytoskeletal Regulation of Transport 
Electrophysiology of Ion Channels and Transporters 
Epithelial Transport 
Excitation Contraction Coupling in Muscle Cells 
Intracellular pH Regulation 
Lipidomics 
Metabolomics 
Mitochondrial Biology 
Oxidative Stress 
Structure-function of Ion Channels and Transporters 
TRP and Store-Operated Channels

Genomics and Translational Biology – Clinical
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Biomedical Ethics 
Coronary Artery Disease 
Epigenomics 
Genetic Epidemiology 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities 
Heart Failure 
Hypertension 
Metabolic Risk Factors 
Metabolomics 
Obesity 
Pediatric 
Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Pharmacogenomics 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Proteomics 
Rhythm Disorders 
Risk Stratification and Biomarkers 
Stroke 
Tobacco Use 
Transcriptomics

Genomics and Translational Biology - Population Studies
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Biomedical Ethics 
Coronary Artery Disease 
Epigenomics 
Genetic Epidemiology 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities 
Heart Failure 
Hypertension 
Metabolic Risk Factors 
Metabolomics 
Obesity 
Pediatric 
Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Pharmacogenomics 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Proteomics 
Rhythm Disorders 
Risk Stratification and Biomarkers 
Stroke 
Tobacco Use 
Transcriptomics

Immunology and Virology - Basic Science
Adhesion Molecules in Immune Responses 
Animal Models of Immunity 
Animal Models of Viral Pathogenesis 
Antiviral Agents and Chemotherapy 
Antiviral Immunity 
Antiviral Vaccines 
Autoimmune Diseases 
Chemokines and Cytokines 
Dendritic Cells 
Endocarditis / Myocarditis and Pericarditis 
Experimental Organ and Tissue Transplantation 
Hematopoiesis 
Host Response and Inflammation 
Immune Cell Signaling 
Immunological / Virological Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Immunotherapy 
Inflammatory Molecules - Markers and Mediators 
Innate Immunity 
Monocytes / Macrophages / Dendritic Cells 
Pathogenicity Mechanisms and Virulence Factors Virus - Host Interactions 
T-cells - B-cells and NK-cells 
Viral Epidemiology and Systems Biology, Viral Molecular Genetics Viral 
Viral Infections and Pathogenesis 
Virus Replication Mechanisms, Virus Structural Biology

Lipoproteins-Lipid Metabolism and Nutrition - Basic Science
Animal Models 
Atherosclerosis-Lipoprotein-Related Mechanisms 
Bioactive Lipids 
Biology of Adipose Tissue 
Biology of Body Weight Regulation and Obesity 
Genetics / Genomics / Epigenetics 
Intracellular Cholesterol and Lipid Trafficking 
Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Lipid and Lipoprotein Oxidation 
Lipid Efflux and Reverse Cholesterol Transport 
Lipolytic Enzymes and Lipid Transfer 
Lipoprotein Receptors and Lipoprotein - Cell Interactions 
Lipoprotein-Structural Biology-Biochemistry and Biophysics 
Metabolic Syndrome-Diabetic and other Dyslipidemias 
Nutrition-Physical Activity-Lipids and Atherosclerosis 
Transcription Factors and Regulation of Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism

Lipoproteins-Lipid Metabolisms and Nutrition – Clinical
Atherosclerosis, Lipoprotein-Related Mechanisms 
Biology of Adipose Tissue 
Biology of Body Weight Regulation and Obesity 
Cardiac Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Environmental Influences on Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Genetics / Genomics / Epigenetics 
Hepatic Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Intestinal Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Intravascular Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Lipid Efflux and Reverse Cholesterol Transport 
Lipidomics / Metabolomics 
Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetic and Other Dyslipidemias 
Nutrition, Physical Activity, Lipids and Atherosclerosis 
Skeletal Muscle Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism

Lung Respiration and Resuscitation - Basic Science
Alveolar and Airway Function 
ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndromes and Acute Lung Injury 
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology - e.g. Genomics and Proteomics and Metabolomics 
Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 
Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Pathophysiology 
Epidemiology and Biomarkers of Lung Disease 
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Lung Respiration and Resuscitation - Basic Science (Continued)
Fetal and Neonatal Lung - Development-Function and Disease 
Hypoxia-Ischemia and Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury 
Immunology in Lung Disease 
Ion channels 
Lung Inflammation-Oxidant and Nitric Oxide Signaling 
Lung Remodeling and Fibrosis - e.g. matrix turnover 
Lung Repair and Regeneration - e.g. Stem or Progenitor Cell Biology 
Lung Transplantation Biology 
Oxygen Transport-Microcirculatory Regulation and Tissue Respiratory Processes 
Pathophysiology-Cell and Molecular Biology of Pulmonary Edema 
Pulmonary Development 
Pulmonary Endothelium 
Pulmonary Hypertension 
Pulmonary Vascular Biology 
Sleep Disorders and Cardiopulmonary Disease - e.g. Sleep Apnea and Intermittent Hypoxia 
Translational Research in Lung Disease

Lung Respiration and Resuscitation – Clinical
Alveolar and Airway Function 
ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndromes and Acute Lung Injury 
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology - e.g. Genomics and Proteomics and Metabolomics 
Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 
Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Pathophysiology 
CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - Hypothermia 
Epidemiology and Biomarkers of Lung Disease 
Fetal and Neonatal Lung - Development-Function and Disease 
Hemodynamics 
Hypoxia-Ischemia and Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury 
Immunology in Lung Disease 
Ion channels 
Lung Inflammation-Oxidant and Nitric Oxide Signaling 
Lung Remodeling and Fibrosis - e.g. matrix turnover 
Lung Repair and Regeneration - e.g. Stem or Progenitor Cell Biology 
Lung Transplantation Biology 
Oxygen Transport-Microcirculatory Regulation and Tissue Respiratory Processes 
Pathophysiology-Cell and Molecular Biology of Pulmonary Edema 
Pulmonary Development 
Pulmonary Endothelium 
Pulmonary Hypertension 
Pulmonary Vascular Biology 
Sleep Disorders and Cardiopulmonary Disease - e.g. Sleep Apnea and Intermittent Hypoxia 
Translational Research in Lung Disease

Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis - Basic Science
Anti Bacterial-Anti Parasitic Immunity 
Anti Bacterial-Anti Parasitic Vaccines 
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 
Bacterial Infections 
Fungal Infections 
Host - Pathogen Interactions 
Host Response and Inflammation 
Innate Immunity to Bacterial Infection 
Microbial Chemistry 
Microbial Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Microbial Molecular Genetics 
Parasitic Infections 
Pathogenicity and Virulence Factors 
Phagocytic Cell Function in Host Defense

Molecular Signaling - Basic Science
Apoptotic Signaling 
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Calcium Signaling 
Cell Cycle Regulation 
Cytokine Signaling 
Differentiation 
G Protein Coupled Receptors 
Growth Factors - Peptide Hormones and Autacoids 
Heterotrimeric G Proteins 
Junctional Signaling 
Metabolic Regulation 
Monomeric G Proteins 
Nitric Oxide 
Nuclear Receptors 
Oxidant Stress Signaling 
Post Translational Modifications and Signaling Cascades 
Prostaglandins and Lipid Mediators 
Proteolytic Signaling 
Reactive Oxygen Species 
Receptor Tyrosine Kinases 
Second Messengers 
Transcription Factors

Observational / Epidemiology – Clinical
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Disparities and Variations of Care 
Economics 
Epidemiology 
Epidemiology of Congenital Heart Disease 
Epidemiology of CVD - including stroke 
Epidemiology of Kidney Disease 
Functional Assessment and Management 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities 
Health Resource Utilization 
Informatics 
Patient Behavior 
Pediatric 
Pollution and Environmental Sciences 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Psycho-Social Factors 
Quality Assessment 

Observational / Epidemiology - Population Studies
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Disparities and Variations of Care 
Economics 
Epidemiology 
Epidemiology of Congenital Heart Disease 
Epidemiology of CVD - including stroke 
Epidemiology of Kidney Disease 
Functional Assessment and Management 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities 
Health Resource Utilization 
Informatics 
Patient Behavior 
Pediatric 
Pollution and Environmental Sciences 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Psycho-Social Factors 
Quality Assessment 
Risk Stratification and Biomarkers 
Stroke Rehabilitation

Outcomes - Clinical
Biomedical Ethics 
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Comparative Effectiveness 
Economics 
Epidemiology 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities and Variations of Care 
Health Economics 
Health Resource Utilization 
Informatics 
Neurodevelopmental Outcomes 
Nutrition 
Outcomes Research / Health Services 
Patient Behavior 
Pediatric 
Prevention and Management of CAD 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Failure 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders
Prevention and Management of Hypertension
Prevention and Management of Metabolic Risk Factors
Prevention and Management of Obesity
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders
Prevention and Management of Stroke
Prevention and Treatment of Tobacco Use
Preventive Cardiology
Psycho-Social Factors
Quality Assessment and Improvement
Quality of Life
Risk Stratification and Biomarkers
Stroke Rehabilitation
Therapeutic Clinical Trials
Translating Research into Practice

Outcomes - Population Studies
Biomedical Ethics 
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Comparative Effectiveness 
Economics 
Epidemiology 
Functional Assessment and Management 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities and Variations of Care 
Health Economics 
Health Resource Utilization 
Informatics 
Neurodevelopmental Outcomes 
Nutrition 
Outcomes Research / Health Services 
Patient Behavior 
Pediatric 
Prevention and Management of CAD 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Failure 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Hypertension 
Prevention and Management of Metabolic Risk Factors 
Prevention and Management of Obesity 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Stroke 
Prevention and Treatment of Tobacco Use 
Preventive Cardiology 
Psycho-Social Factors 
Quality Assessment and Improvement 
Quality of Life 
Risk Stratification and Biomarkers 
Stroke Rehabilitation 
Therapeutic Clinical Trials 
Translating Research into Practice

Radiology and Imaging - Basic Science
Cardiovascular Ultrasound 
Computed Tomography 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
Molecular and Metabolic Imaging 
Myocardial Imaging - e.g. perfusion-structure and function 
Other imaging Technology - e.g. imaging devices-image processing 
Radionuclide - PET-SPECT and Others 
Vascular Angioplasty and Interventions 
Vascular Imaging 

Radiology and Imaging – Clinical
Cardiovascular Ultrasound 
Computed Tomography 
Coronary Angiography and Coronary Interventions 
Interventional Radiology 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
Molecular and Metabolic Imaging 
Myocardial Imaging - e.g. perfusion-structure and function 
Other imaging Technology - e.g. imaging devices-image processing 
Radionuclide Imaging - PET-SPECT and Others 
Vascular Angioplasty and Interventions 
Vascular Imaging

Surgery - Basic Science
Anesthesiology 
Aortic 
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Cardiopulmonary Bypass 
Interventional Techniques 
Mechanical Cardiac Assistance and Replacement 
Minimally Invasive Surgery 
Myocardial Preservation 
Neurological Complications of Cardiovascular Surgery 
Non Cardiac Surgery 
Postoperative Care (Critical Care) 
Shock 
Stem Cell Biology 
Surgery - Cell Therapies 
Surgery - Congenital Heart Disease 
Surgery - Ischemic Heart Disease 
Surgery - peripheral vascular 
Surgery - Valvular Disease 
Surgical Outcomes 
Surgical Treatment of Arrhythmias 
Transplantation - Cardiac 
Transplantation - Non-Cardiac

Surgery – Clinical
Anesthesiology 
Aortic 
Cardiopulmonary Bypass 
Interventional Techniques 
Mechanical Cardiac Assistance and Replacement 
Minimally Invasive Surgery 
Myocardial Preservation 
Neurological Complications of Cardiovascular Surgery 
Non Cardiac Surgery 
Postoperative Care (Critical Care) 
Shock 
Surgery - Congenital Heart Disease 
Surgery - Ischemic Heart Disease 
Surgery - peripheral vascular 
Surgery - Valvular Disease 
Surgical Outcomes 
Surgical Treatment of Arrhythmias 
Transplantation - Cardiac 
Transplantation - Non-Cardiac

Thrombosis - Basic Science
Anticoagulants-Antiplatelet Agents 
Bioengineering - Biomaterials (Pre Clinical Development) 
Blood - Vascular Biology Interface 
Clotting Factors-Inhibitors 
Fibrinolysis 
Fluid Dynamics-Blood Rheology 
Hemostasis 
Inflammation-Coagulation Interface 
Platelets 
Thrombosis Risk Factors (Genetics)

Thrombosis – Clinical
Anticoagulants-Antiplatelet Agents 
Bioengineering Biomaterials (Clinical Applications) 
Blood - Vascular Biology Interface 
Clotting Factors-Inhibitors 
Fibrinolysis 
Fluid Dynamics 
Hemostasis 
Inflammation-Coagulation Interface 
Platelets 
Thrombosis Risk Factors (Genetics and Epidemiology)

Vascular Biology and Blood Pressure-Regulation - Basic Science
Aging 
Angiogenesis 
Autonomic Modulation 
Coronary Artery Disease 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease 
Endothelial Function 
Exercise Physiology 
Gender Differences 
Genomics 
Hemodynamics 
Hypertension 
Inflammation 
Microcirculation 
Neurohumoral and CNS Control 
Oxidants and Anti-Oxidants 
Pharmacology 
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Signal Transductions 
Vascular Remodeling 
Vascular Smooth Muscle Function 
Vasoactive Agents and Hormones

Vascular Biology and Blood Pressure-Regulation – Clinical
Aging 
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Clinical Hypertension 
Clinical Pharmacology 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease 
Endothelial Function 
Exercise Physiology 
Gender Differences 
Genomics and Epigenetics 
Hemodynamics 
Inflammation 
Neurohumoral and CNS Control 
Oxidants and Anti-Oxidants 
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Vascular Smooth Muscle Function 
Vasoactive Agents and Hormones

Vascular Endothelial Biology and Function - Basic Science
Aging 
Coronary Artery Disease 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease 
Endothelial Function 
Endothelial Progenitor Cells 
Exercise Physiology 
Gender Differences 
Genomics 
Hemodynamics 
Hypertension 
Inflammation 
Microcirculation 
Oxidants and Anti-Oxidants 
Pharmacology 
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Signal Transduction 
Vascular Remodeling 
Vasoactive Agents and Hormones

Vascular Endothelial Biology and Function – Clinical
Aging 
Clinical Hypertension 
Clinical Pharmacology 
Coronary Artery Disease 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease 
Endothelial Function 
Endothelial Progenitor Cells 
Exercise Physiology 
Gender Differences 
Genomics and Epigenetics 
Hemodynamics 
Inflammation 
Microcirculation 
Oxidants and Anti-Oxidants 
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Regenerative Therapies 
Signal Transduction 
Vasoactive Agents and Hormones

Vascular Wall Biology - Angiogenesis - Basic Science
Angiogenesis and Vasculogenesis 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases 
Endothelial Cell Biology 
Inflammation 
Signal Transductions 
Stem Cell and Progenitor Cell Biology 
Vascular Cell Apoptosis 
Vascular Cytokines 
Vascular Extracellular Matrix and Cell Adhesion 
Vascular Growth Factors

Vascular Wall Biology - Angiogenesis – Clinical
Angiogenesis and Vasculogenesis 
Clinical Pharmacology 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases 
Endogenous Modulators of Angiogenesis 
Endothelial Function 
Inflammation 
Stem Cell and Progenitor Cell Biology 
Vascular Wall Structure and Mechanics

Vascular Wall Biology - Atherosclerosis - Basic Science
Animal Models of Atherosclerosis 
Atherosclerosis-Pathogenesis 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases 
Endothelial Cell Biology 
Inflammation 
Macrophage Biology 
Signal Transductions 
Smooth Muscle Cell Biology 
Vascular Cell Apoptosis 
Vascular Cytokines 
Vascular Extracellular Matrix and Cell Adhesion 
Vascular Growth Factors

Vascular Wall Biology - Atherosclerosis - Clinical 
Atherosclerosis, Pathogenesis 
Clinical Pharmacology 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases 
Endogenous Modulators of Atherosclerosis 
Endothelial Function 
Inflammation 
Macrophage Function 
Smooth Muscle Cell Function 
Vascular Wall Structure and Mechanics

Vascular Wall Biology - Non-Atherosclerotic Disease - Basic Science
Animal Models of Arterial Injury 
Arterial Injury 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases 
Endothelial Cell Biology 
Inflammation 
Macrophage Biology 
Non-Atherosclerotic Diseases 
Signal Transduction 
Smooth Muscle Cell Biology 
Stem Cell and Progenitor Cell Biology 
Vascular Cell Apoptosis 
Vascular Cytokines 
Vascular Extracellular Matrix and Cell Adhesion 
Vascular Wall Structure and Mechanics

Vascular Wall Biology - Non-Atherosclerotic Disease – Clinical
Clinical Pharmacology 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases 
Endogenous Modulators of Vascular Disease 
Endothelial Function 
Inflammation 
Non-Atherosclerotic Diseases 
Smooth Muscle Cell Function 
Stem Cell / Progenitor Cell Function 
Vascular Injury and Restenosis 
Vascular Reactivity 
Vascular Wall Structure and Mechanics
 







































 
  

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