Research at the department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery is translational spanning from basic science and engineering aspects to clinical trials and epidemiology.

In our world renowned experimental laboratories animal models are used for research in heart valves, congenital heart diseases and vascular diseases. There is an engineering department and high technology investigational tools such as microsonometry, conductance catheters, microdialysis and first class imaging modalities in ultrasound, CT and MR. The rehabilitation unit I equipped with a state-of-the-art cardiopulmonary exercise testing equipment.