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Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute:

  • Is a national leader in cardiovascular research, with three clinical studies recognized on the American Heart Association's Top 10 list of scientific advances in heart disease and stroke for 2012.
  • Was named one of only four national Outcomes Research Centers by the American Heart Association. Together, the centers have created a national network for cardiovascular and stroke research.
  • Is participating in more than 110 clinical research trials in all aspects of cardiovascular disease—far more than any other hospital in Kansas City.
  • Serves as a national model for developing successful research programs.

Innovation has always been the focus at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute since its founding more than 25 years ago. As the nation’s first heart hospital, and a part of the premier health system in the Kansas City region, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Today Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute is a recognized leader in many areas of cardiovascular clinical research. These programs, which enroll hundreds of patients annually in a wide array of randomized trials and registry-based research studies, are essential to our mission. Research allows us to remain on the leading edge of cardiovascular medicine, providing our patients with the most current treatments and medications.

Many of our cardiologists participate in research through the Ben D. McCallister Clinical Scholars Program, which provides funding and support for investigator initiated research.

American Heart Association 'Top 10' research advances for 2012

Three clinical studies featuring cardiac research conducted at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute made the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Top 10 list of scientific advances in heart disease and stroke for 2012. The first of these advances was a study examining the relationship between duration of CPR and the likelihood of survival from cardiac arrest, led by Paul Chan, M.D. The second was the FREEDOM trial, a NIH-funded study investigating the optimal treatment of patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease. And the final advance was the development of catheter-based approaches for renal artery denervation that are currently under investigation at SLMAHI by Steven Marso, M.D., as part of the SYMPLICITY-HTN III trial. 

Centers of excellence 

In addition to participating in numerous multicenter clinical trials, Saint Luke’s cardiovascular research encompasses centers of excellence in cardiovascular outcomes research, health economics and technology assessment, noninvasive cardiac imaging, and intravascular ultrasound. These centers of excellence direct independent research and collaborate with top researchers around the world.

The most rewarding benefit of this commitment to research is seeing how it translates into the highest quality of care at the patient’s bedside. This is where research, innovation, and compassion come together in an unrivaled combination for the benefit of our patients and their families.

Areas of cardiovascular research include:

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute 2013 research facts

  • 179active studies
  • 1,277 patients enrolled
  • 150 publications
  • 226 abstracts/presentations

Contact us

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute 
Cardiovascular Research
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 932-4581

Cardiovascular Research
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute

4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 932-4581

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  • 04/21/2014 - 5:30pm
    Center for Health Enhancement - Room 1, 2nd Floor
    Designed to meet the professional requirement for CPR, this BCLS course includes: adult, child and infant CPR and choking; use of the AED; and use of pocket mask and bag/valve mask. Room 1, 2nd Floor.
  • 05/12/2014 - 5:30pm
    Center for Health Enhancement - Room 1, 2nd Floor
    Designed to meet the professional requirement for CPR, this BCLS course includes: adult, child and infant CPR and choking; use of the AED; and use of pocket mask and bag/valve mask. Room 1, 2nd Floor.
  • 06/16/2014 - 5:30pm
    Center for Health Enhancement - Room 1, 2nd Floor
    Designed to meet the professional requirement for CPR, this BCLS course includes: adult, child and infant CPR and choking; use of the AED; and use of pocket mask and bag/valve mask. Room 1, 2nd Floor.

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  • Hear Michael Main, M.D., discuss the current tools available for treating heart disease as well as the current heart research and clinical trials taking place at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute.