skip to main content
Top of main content
Redefining Heart HealthAround You.
WATCH VIDEO
AUDIO DESCRIPTIONS

Departments


Caregivers from the Heart and Vascular Institute's four departments - Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology - collaborate with other medical and surgical specialties to provide the highest level of patient care, research and education to patients with cardiac, vascular and related conditions. 

Research and Clinical Trials

Research is a core mission of Carle Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI). HVI works closely with the Stephen’s Family Clinical Research Institute to offer patients leading-edge therapies through clinical trials. Our physician investigators (cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons and radiologists) are involved in multiple national and investigator-initiated studies that span the field of pharmacotherapy and interventional devices. Also, HVI is actively involved in translational research activities in collaboration with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Transvenous Lead Removal Using the Cook Evolution® LEAd Extraction SystEm

This prospective, multicenter, post-market clinical study was designed to evaluate the outcomes of lead extraction of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED) using Cook catheter and lead extraction devices for any indication it is used in the commercial setting within the United States and Europe. The purpose of this clinical study is to collect data on the performance of the Cook lead extraction devices for the purpose of supporting publications and presentations.

Cryo AF Global Registry

The Cryo AF Global Registry is a prospective, global, multi-center, observational post-market registry (PMR). The purpose of this study is to evaluate and describe clinical performance and safety data in a broad patient population treated with a commercially available Arctic Front™ Family of Cardiac Cryoablation Catheters (hereafter referred to as "Arctic Front™ Cardiac Cryoablation Catheter System"). The cryoballoon ablation(CBA) procedure will be performed according to routine hospital practice. The study is expected to have a 24 month enrollment period. The follow up period is intended to align with standard practice and subjects will be followed for a minimum of 12 months post-procedure.

COBRA PzF Stenting to Reduce the Duration of Triple Therapy in Patients Treated With Oral Anticoagulation Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients undergoing coronary intervention that also require oral anticoagulation, treatment with the COBRA PzF stent plus 14-day dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) has higher safety and non-inferior outcomes for thrombo-embolic events than compared with standard FDA-approved drug eluting stent (DES) plus 3 or 6-month DAPT.

SEE MORE CLINICAL TRIALS

Meet Our Team

With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.

MEET OUR TEAM

Giving

Charitable gifts are used for numerous projects and programs that enhance the healthcare experience for heart patients and their loved ones.  With your support, we’ll take the steps necessary to keep our cardiovascular services beating strong.

DONATE NOW GIVING AT CARLE

Awards and Accreditations

Recognized among the nation’s top hospitals, Carle provides excellent healthcare while continuously improving to meet the needs of our patients.

    • IAC - Certified Echo-cardiogram Program
    • CPC - Certified Chest Pain Center
    • Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence