About Us

The Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Research Department offers the patient-friendly care you would expect from a smaller community hospital, and the quality and cutting-edge research of a major academic medical center. Our research program has a scientific clinical orientation that seeks evidence-based, reproducible answers to significant questions that pertain to the health of our community. Our experienced team of physicians and research nurses work closely to incorporate research findings into the comprehensive care of our patients. The goal throughout is to improve patient outcomes and save more lives in the process. 

Our program currently encompasses research studies in the following clinical areas within the Cardiovascular Institute:

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Preventive Cardiology (inclusive of blood pressure and lipid management)

Our team enrolls subjects in a broad range of randomized trials and registry-based research studies, which are essential to the mission of Florida Hospital. Our trials encompass industry-sponsored and physician-initiated trials. As one of the top cardiac centers in the nation, the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute helps patients gain access to promising new treatments and technologies before they are available to the general public. Our research department is partnered and aligned with the Cardiovascular Institute to provide state-of-the-art medical care and perform groundbreaking research in the Central Florida area.