Albert Einstein’s academic full-time faculty members are active in a full range of research to improve imaging accuracy, expand the information that is obtainable from noninvasive examinations, and improve treatment of cardiac medical conditions.
Einstein-Montefiore researchers have initiated numerous protocols to study the following:
- Noninvasive measurement of hemodynamic information (heart chamber pressures) previously measured only by invasive catheterization procedures
- Predictors of patient prognosis in congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Methodology to improve therapeutic benefit of single-sided and bi-ventricular pacemakers
Core Laboratory Services
The Noninvasive Cardiology Diagnostic Testing service serves as a core laboratory for clinical trials and ongoing research studies across the nation. Einstein-Montefiore echocardiography experts provide neutral interpretations and reinterpretations of echocardiograms for these investigations.
Einstein-Montefiore investigators are currently partnering with the pharmaceutical industry to conduct investigations in the following areas:
- Therapeutic benefits of novel medications for blood disorders (Novartis)
- Heart recovery in advanced heart failure patients requiring ventricular assist devices (LVAD) (Thoratec)