The Center for Cardiovascular Innovation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is dedicated to improving the quality of life and health outcomes of the millions of people with cardiovascular disease in the United States and worldwide.
The mission of the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation is to overcome gaps in knowledge and gaps in care by developing innovative treatment strategies to improve the outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease.
We will achieve these goals by leveraging the individual skills of our members in cardiovascular care, research, and mentoring and by implementing the triad of commitment, cooperation, and communication. We intend that the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation will be an international force for improving cardiovascular care.
Gaps in cardiovascular care need to be overcome at many levels:
· the need for new therapies for patients in whom existing treatment options have been exhausted
· the need to identify patients at greatest risk of preventable death or hospitalization
· the need for systems of care in which proven, existing therapies are provided uniformly to those who will benefit from them
· the need to develop cost effective solutions to address rising cardiovascular healthcare costs.
Innovative strategies are needed at each of these levels to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease, and our dedicated faculty are fully engaged in this process.